Although I have learned a lot and have improved my writing skills tremendously I still feel that I have more to work on. I constantly took all of the criticism that I received from my English instructor and applied these things to the next paper so that I could learn from it and do better than before. Everything that I learned in this course I will be able to use in future courses because eventually I am going to have to write other essays or even lab reports. I also can apply what I learned to my future career because I will have to communicate with my co-workers through business emails which will require good sentence structure and proper grammar. Works Cited Roberts, De’Shayla.
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.
I have always been an efficient person that stays organized, but coming to Anoka Ramsey during my high school years I knew I was going to be challenged. Specifically, scheduling an English class with essays, quizzes, and assignments throughout the semester. Finding time to balance all of the assignments on top of other classes course work I found it to be challenging, but it pushed me to stay organized and prioritize. For example, when deciding either to go out with my friends or knowing I had a large essay waiting for me to start I found it always best to finish the homework instead of rushing to turn it in knowing it was not my best work. Furthermore, I know I can still improve in this area.
One of the assignments I thought contributed the most in developing this skill was the discussion assignments we submitted online, we had to use examples and support our opinion on the topic we were given. Along with the discussion based assessments I also developed my writing skills and even expanded my vocabulary. Throughout the course when submitting new assignments I tried incorporating new words and slowly but surely have had better word choice in essays, discussions and even at work. Other than learning how to argue (my boyfriend loves my new ability) I learned how to source my research using MLA format. This new skill is tremendously important in college because most professors, if not all, require their papers to be submitted using MLA format.
I strive to improve my abilities in all academic areas and writing is particularly important in the social work field. Each day, I will be required to write case reports, referral documents, and other pieces, so it will be of great benefit to refine my skills while in my undergraduate career. Therefore, I do believe that if I put my mind to it and keep working on removing extra words from my papers, my writing will improve over time and I will receive even better feedback from professors. I am thankful this class offered me the chance to explore different kinds of professional writing styles, such as reflecting on an interview with another individual, examining my own background and beliefs, and relating course material to real-life situations. It was good preparation for what I will need to do in future classes and in the field, so I am glad a writing-intensive course like this one is required prior to entering the social work
The evening I received my SAT score (1300), my parents came home from work and I ran out to tell them that I might be able to get into one of my top choices for college. Though my head was in the clouds, my parents had their feet very firmly planted on the ground. They asked me if I knew what kind of kids went to "those" schools. Hesitating, I said, "...not really." My mother explained how the kids who went to "those" schools were wealthy and well-educated, with lots of "connections" that would help them get into college.
English is not my strongest subject due to my surroundings and how I was raised—which I am not blaming my parents at all for how I speak—and who I would spend my time with growing up. I know that I will always have to have someone read over my paper, look to see if they could spot my mistakes, and I will accept all my mistakes. The people reading over my paper just want to see me succeed in college and in life in general. As a teacher, I know that my skills will need to get better when it comes to writing. I am thankful that my boyfriend is super smart and he can forever look over all my future papers and give me his honest opinion.
The effort I’ve put forth in learning has been reflected in my grades throughout my high school career. I’ve entered myself in vigorous course work such as AP Government and AP English to become well prepared for my college career, all while maintaining a 4.4 grade point average this year. Not only do I engage in AP classes, but up until this year I had no study halls. I wanted my day to be packed full of interesting classes that I would enjoy learning about. My grades and choice of classes prove the effort that I put forth in my learning.
Everyone says to have fun in college, and this is the time to have fun but to me, if I work hard now, I can have fun later in life when I have a career and done with school. If I had the chance I would transfer to a different school to get out of the constant partying atmosphere. My father prefers me to stay at Ole Miss and finish my degree here because academically it is a prestigious university. Instead of transferring, I plan on graduating early with doing classes during the summer at home, hopefully graduating within 3 years. Immediately after graduating, I plan on going back home to get my masters at St. Louis University.
In this paper I will be explaining what people prefer most, why one way is better than the other, who can benefit from each of the ways, and why each way could be a disadvantage. I will first begin talking about online learning, and then I will get into face to face learning. Taking online courses can be very difficult. You must remember to check it at least twice a day because you want to make sure you do all test or discussions. Some professors may have things put up already ahead of time so you can put on your calendar when something is due by.