Reinforcement is a big part of what goes on in the classroom. Reinforcement is provided in more than one way. One type of reinforcement is through direct praise for student work. Mrs. Williams mainly uses verbal reinforcement for correct student responses to questions. Reinforcement is also used if the student performs well (80% or better) on computer reading and math assessments. One example of this was on September 12th, when Mrs. Williams accredited a child’s work on the board by saying “[student’s name] changed our magnets to the correct day” to the class. Mrs. Williams then asked for the students’ help with changing the calendar. Students’ responses demonstrate that the praise was reinforcement. Generally, after praise was given for a student’s response, the student would respond again to the next question. It seemed as though the students that responded were generally the same students that always responded.
Revision In Adrienne Rich's essay "When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-vision", the author writes about her personal experience as a woman writer in a male dominated society. Her essay consists of poems, which she had written throughout different times in her life, to demonstrate the transformation in her writing. As a woman writer in a male dominated society, Rich begins writing in the traditional style, "the man's way," but as she continues writing, Rich breaks from these traditional styles to form her own. Like Freire, Rich believes people should break from society and be able to think and question things for themselves.
Recently, I have been writing quite a few essays and papers throughout my college experience. This entails, but not limited to, English, History, and Economics. My style of writing and methods have generally remained the same throughout the process. In this assignment, I will be discussing how I prepare to start a paper, what my thoughts are through the process, and my strengths and weaknesses of what my final drafts look like.
In the beginning of this semester, I signed up for English composition 1 with the expectation that I was going to ace it, because I had done well in my AP literature class which I took 4 months before the semester. I was always taught to have a great idea and to build upon, but the very basics of writing an essay-its unity, coherence and fluidity were thrown out of the window-was never thought. After receiving a strong scrutiny on my sentence structure and grammar for my first paper, I quickly realized that although I could write good 200 word paper. I lacked the grammatical skills; the patience, the interest and the raw talent to create a college level essay. My focus was completely shifted from getting the best possible grade in the class to improving my identity as a writer; regardless of whatever grade I got, I was willing to bear with it. Constructing an essay is like building a good house; it takes time and patience. My portfolio is a display our how much I have
Disgrace is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as a “loss of reputation or respect as the result of a dishonourable action”. The word Disgrace has two subtly different meanings- it can either be used as a noun or a verb. A person can be in disgrace (noun) or person can disgrace themselves or others (verb). Either way it implies a dishonourable event occurred that casts a shadow over a person or a group of people. A dictionary definition cannot truly convey what the meaning of ‘disgrace’ is. As with many words in the English language, ‘disgrace’ has a highly elusive nature. This is caused in part by the negative connotations associated with it and, as a result, the subtle nuances that it evokes when used.
I-Notes Aren’t so Bad In the article, “Disappearing Ink”, Todd Gitlin discusses StudentU.com, a website that sells lecture notes from over 60 different universities. These notes, taken by graduate students, very thoroughly summarize the lectures. This website and others similar to it are creating controversy in many universities. Gitlin, being an experienced professor, writes from experience saying that some students who had purchased the pre-written notes didn’t attend class because they already had the lecture on paper, and those that did attend failed to take part in the discussion as they normally had.
In the first Environment Sustainable Society (ESS) lecture, which we had on November 7, we watched a film named “Peace Out”. Charies Wilkinson was the director and writer of this film. Peace Out is a feature documentary that talked about resource extraction in Western Canada. In addition, the film offers a chance for several participants, including energy executives, to talk about their experiences on several environmental issues such as climate change and energy depletions. The film appeals to us that we should know what changes our environments and think about whether our behaviors are good for the environment. In order to let people know how serious some of the energy uses relate to the environmental issue, the film provides some case studies of resource extraction to support that renewable energy is significant to sustainability.
The patient arrived to group on time. The patient was dressed nearly and according to the season. The patient was calm, cooperative and alert. The patient introduced herself and was able to check in as an "8." The patient reported being abstinent from all, mood altering substances for over thirty days. “I had a bad week, and I am frustrated because I had an issue with a teacher who is a raciest. My children are bi-racial and I have problems with people who have race issues. I plan to report her to the dean of the college soon as a get the chance.” Patient was asked if she could change anything on right now what would it be and the patient disclosed “I would be a college graduate and have my master’s degree because it is rough out here.” Patient was given information together with worksheets to aid with goals to change their lifestyles. Patient presented a plan to help improve her livelihood. Patient was educated about how to maintain these changes over time. Patient disclosed that group was very good today. The patient presented a plan to challenge unhealthy living by incorporating several aspects of wellbeing into her life.
During the workshop Note Taking 101, we learned guidelines on how to prepare for class. We started out with Rule one being always come to class prepared and ready. We then learned to always read assigned materials before class and make annotations as you read. Also we should jot down questions while completing the readings. Then to summarize paragraphs and pages to several main pieces of information. We were told when taking notes to always bring highlighters, colored pens, and a 3 ring binder instead of a spiral binder. We then learned to highlight important concepts in my noted stressed by the professor and break up your notes with color or highlights. We then learned that we should bring a three binder, which will allow me to add in handouts and other papers.
The Power of Drafts Taking UWP 1 has challenged me to critically think about my writing process. I’ve become more aware of my weaknesses throughout the quarter. Before UWP 1, I believed good writing consisted of well articulated sentences and nice grammar. As an English as a second language learner, I’ve always had difficulties with writing fundamentals. Whenever I had longer papers, I reread my writing many times until I it sounded well in my head.