Campus resources such as the Writing Center have also contributed tremendously to my success in my English course. I am convinced that everything that I have learned this current semester will be transferrable to all of my future classes because I will most likely have to write other scholarly essays, lab reports, and so on. Some of the many things that I have learned over the semester are that when writing a thesis statement you must include everything that you plan to talk about in your paper. Also learned is that feedback helps with your growth and allows for you to fix the things you did wrong in the next paper, because you will know what to do and what not to do. All of these things can be used in my future classes throughout my college career.
Throughout high school writing papers and essays were very difficult for me, almost every assignment I would seek help from others. Whether it was from my fellow students, family members, or teachers, their advice helped me tremendously. My senior year I took a Creative Writing course, which I believe helped me a lot, because I would struggle to write a paragraph, but now I can put a paper together. Coming into college I knew writing was a major skill to conquer, but I still feel like I can improve a lot yet. Furthermore, my critical reading skills need much improvement, I have no problem reading a passage or book; however, I do have trouble with comprehending what I read.
This English composition class changed all of that. We were able to write about anything that related to the given type of essay, which greatly improved our ability to fully immerse ourselves into every paper. This greatly affected my writing thoughts about writing; they changed from hating to write for school to actually enjoying it because I was able to find new things about my self while deepening my knowledge for writing. With our first paper, a Literary Analysis, I wrote about the struggles of changing writing styles in college. I reflected on the types of writing we did in high school and how it shaped everyone to write in a passive tone to get more information across to the reader.
In 2011, I seized the opportunity provided by my senior high school and became an exchange student in the U.S. . I didn’t fit in perfectly in the beginning, but throughout my exchange year, I had learned to adapt m... ... middle of paper ... ...t myself study with and from the best. I believe this can maximize my potential and I will go all out to thrive in such a competitive university. Another reason I applied to HKU is that there are a variety of public lectures for students. I really wish to be there to attend the lectures.
I I frequently received this comment and it perhaps stems from English classes in high school where I was told to “embellish my sentences” and make them more interesting for the reader. Since coming to college though, I have slowly realized this is unnecessary when writing for professional settings and only is important for pieces meant to entertain an audience and capture their attention. I have been working on this throughout the semester and there has been improvement when examining all of my papers and their feedback chronologically. In particular, I tend to overuse “very,” “a lot,” “always,” and “never.” I believe I use these to overemphasize what I am trying to say and they are unnecessary as long as I have developed my argument clearly. They are vague qualifiers and rarely have a place in professional writing.
It took me a six year break from college to understand that not only did I need an education to advance further in life but I also craved the learning experience. When I started to attend college I did fantastically. I rather enjoyed my academic classes and applied my new found knowledge into my daily life. The most effective course I had taken was Freshman composition. It had unearthed my creative writing prowess and it continues to help me in my school tasks.
Page Break When I graduated high school in 2012, I was extremely excited to move on to college and peruse higher education. I attended Montgomery County Community College for 2 years and after receiving my Associates degree in Liberal Studies, I applied and was accepted to West Chester University as a Communication Sciences and Disorders major. The reason why I moved onto West Chester University was for the reason to further my education at a 4 year institution and have more experiences. I knew that West Chester was a great choice because of the great accreditation that West Chester University has in priding their institution in academics and excellence. After a year and a half at West Chester University, I decided that I wanted to peruse a degree in Early Childhood Education and change my major because I really enjoyed working at a preschool my second year during my fall semester at
Advanced courses in my high school career provided an educational opportunity unparalleled by any other. They provided a springboard for me to take control of my education and make it benefit me in every way possible. I was eager to take classes such as Advanced Placement Literature Preparation, College Composition, and Advanced Placement US History. All of these classes helped me grow as a student as well as a writer. These classes during my junior year in high school led me to seek out other educational opportunities offered by my high school.
I knew that I should have a thesis, a few body paragraphs with evidence, a paragraph dedicated to the counterargument and a conclusion. After learning to replace the thesis with a complex claim, my writing has really evolved because it forces me to plan out the organization of my papers in advance, and can be used as a point of reference whenever I’m unsure about which direction to go next. The first draft of my Short Assignment 1 – Advertisement Genre Analysis is a pretty good example of how I wrote most of my papers in high school. After going back and revising the assignment for this portfolio, the final result is an excellent showcase of how my writing has evolved and become more thoughtful and
Growing is something I do every year in my English classes. I like to focus on a certain flaw I have in English and work and progress in it. My last semester of high school I decided to challenge myself and take a college prep writing class. I thought I’d regret it, but now I am so proud of myself for taking it. I understood terms you were using that weren’t yet taught to us and I loved that feeling.