I found that all of these responsibilities have made me realize that I could definitely take the next step forward in my academic career. Each new experience I involve myself in has made me continue to grow and constantly learn something new. I have truly enjoyed my English course and know what I have learned will be extremely beneficial.
Everlasting Curriculum Let us replace the contents of our nation’s education vault by throwing in our bubble sheets and test scores and pulling out the Great Books of the world. This belief is the cornerstone of my educational philosophy. As a teacher, I hope to develop a perennialist classroom, where the enduring truths take priority over grades and tests. The term “perennial,” which comes from the Latin word for “everlasting,” fits my curriculum perfectly, for the Great Books contain ideas and concepts that have always been and forever will be essential to understanding our world. As an instructor of secondary English, my task to promote the Great Books will be simple.
Teaching literature to young adults is one of the most challenging and enriching careers’ someone could have. Teachers must keep their students engaged while teaching them what they need to know all at the same time. A teacher is only successful in her job unless her students are successful in their studies. I want to teach my students what they need to know to be successful in life, but I also want to show my students how to become lifelong readers. In order to accomplish both goals I must use my teaching tools to provide students with an enriching classroom.
I have also toyed with the idea of acquiring my doctorate. I believe that English is a subject that all students need a firm grip upon to succeed in the real world. Reading and writing are major skills that everyone should possess because they can either move a person forward or hold a person back. Obviously, reading is important because we are faced with this requirement day after day. Whether it is road signs, cooking instruction, mailing addresses, or television advertisements, reading is something that a person cannot escape.
In fact, it is the main philosophy that my teachers used in the classroom. I believe that all students come with a basic knowledge but need guidance from teachers. In fact, teachers are the core center of education in the essentialist classroom and they need to direct students in the areas of math, science, literature, English, foreign language, and history. As an English teacher, I plan to use essentialism in teaching the basic skills of grammar and writing and choosing appropriate literature that I believe will help students as they further their education. Also, the choice of literature will help students develop morally and socially.
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.
A Student Guide to Writing a History Paper The first thing that you may ask is why write papers at all? Writing is an invaluable part of the educational process, because writing forces you to take your knowledge of a subject, and organize it all into a coherent and concise presentation. Furthermore, it forces you to dig deeper and uncover interesting information about a person or event that might otherwise be mentioned during instructional time. There is another practical reason why you should write well. After you graduate, many of those with whom you will have contact in your professional life will judge you and your work based upon your writing.
There would be no more leaving quotes wandering, never introduced, or turning my paper into a commentary on someone else’s quotes. I learned to effectively use quotations and research, and still keep my Identity as a writer. This was a prodigious step, and one I will ever be purifying. “Write a Thesis driven paper,” this was by far... ... middle of paper ... ...t express the wealth of knowledge that I feel that I have learned from this class. There seems to be so much more to learn, so many places we never had the chance to go; so much so, that I have opted to take your class again next semester.
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.
In my English 100 class I have learned to stay focus on my thesis and to always make a connection to another book, myself, or something that has happened in the world. My learning outcome for this class was to have different organizational patterns of writing that the audience/reader is able to understand. This semester has been a challenge, with this specific class because, in my writing I have to learn how to incorporate the academic language, so I didn’t only have the choice to improve my writing for my class, but myself in my future English classes also. In my writing I am still learning to explain what I mean by using a specific amount of details, so the amount of practice in class was very helpful. The one specific area that I have improved in so much is my thesis or my reason for writing.