Goal# 3 is “To help students develop a metacognitive understanding of processes of reading, writing, and thinking.” The workshops I have done in English 10/11 are the biggest example of goal#3. The revision plans extremely helps examine the mistakes I have done in the paper. I always have learned something new through the revision and comments of my peers. To be aware of our own mistakes is important because it helps not repeating them again. Other example is the letter I have wrote at the end of English 10 assessing my First Year Learning Goals.
Writing had always been one of my weaknesses, but it was challenging to take that initial step past high school. When I am first taking English 120, I have decided to take all the help that are available to minimize grammar mistakes, better sentence structures, and better vocabularies usage. Reading an article or essay before every class improves my vocabulary usage, Doing discourse community essay shows me a way to express my feeling about being
In the beginning of the English Composition 1 course, I felt as if I was not a very good writer. A lot of what I learned in high school was completely different than that of my college English course. Over the course of this semester our class worked on several different types of essays which include scholarly discourse, discourse community analysis, a persuasive paper, and finally a critical reflective essay. After almost completing the course, I feel like I have grown to become a more prepared writer because of all of the useful information that I have learned. Campus resources such as the Writing Center have also contributed tremendously to my success in my English course.
My major weaknesses in essay writing which were writing a sound thesis statement, expository writing and critical thinking now became my strengths in every essay I write. I feel that I am much better now, in persuading someone through my writings. I am now organized when I write essay, and each new experience I involve myself in has made me to learn something new. I am looking forward to become bes t writer after my EN 102 class next semester. I will keep working in the writing center, and continue reading books to take my writing to the next level as a foreigner student.
Learning is one of the most important concepts that I hold dear to my heart. In order to advance in life that is something you must be able to do. I have learned many different things from various places, but in this year alone, I have learned a tremendous amount of material in honors English 1301. Not only did my professor, Mrs. Minkel, give me the tools needed to make successful scholarly papers, although it came with some challenges, she also provided her students with the tools needed to be a great student overall. As a student, I have learned many different skills that I will take with me throughout my journey from this course.
Having to write an book essay got me used to preparing to get the book material so I can prepare to read them and take notes on what to write about. The second similarity is the method is the teaching the basic step by step of writing a paragraph. It was helpful to relearn them as I would know if I am doing it right or not. The differences are so far is that English 1A does not do group, unlike my previous classes. Not having a group work would take time for me to adjust, but at the same time allow me to learn an new experience to make more effort to look over my work and see my
I had previously learned and used the writing process and I have come to find it very useful, especially this semester in EN101. It has helped me because I tend to ramble in my writing when I am passionate about a topic; furthermore, the writing process helps me organize my thoughts and formulate my essay before I actually write it. Another tip that was learned in EN101 is to always do edits and revisions. Something that I have learned about myself as a writer is that when I have a lot to say on a subject, I tend to go overboard to the point where my essay does not make sense. To fix that, I always have to reread what my essay says and make sure that the reader will understand it.
Ending this class I feel some what satisfied because although I may not have gotten the read I expected and coming in I was scared I'm satisfied because I got to understand where I go wrong in my writing and the feedback that was given for every essays we did is very helpful and it lets me know what to fix and what I need to improve on as a writer and reading which is gonna to come in handy when I go to college after graduating high school next year. As a reader from the starting of this course to the ending of this course I have come across many vocabulary I've never seen or heard of and so I can say my vocabulary has increased a little. As a writer my writing has improved not as much as I want it to be regardless I feel as from when I started to now I've had a breakthrough because now when I am writing I know what to do and what not to do which I think is an improvement because before I would just write just to write but now before I write I gather my thoughts and ideas first and the flow of my writing has to flow well when I write I also make sure now when I write to make sure everything is not long and
Furthermore, I had others that I was at standard level at them, yet, they needed a lot of improvement in many ways. Last year, as for memorable things that teachers told me, was that I had a lot of trouble in the thesis statement structure, which however, affected the rest of the writing. Knowing all my mistakes now, moreover getting more advice this year, I hope that I will make huge progress. As for the present, during writing an essay I usually jot down my ideas on a piece of paper, next I prepare a peaceful environment, which I could easily get out my concentration, which is usually on a suitable desk in my room. The surrounding that I must have to write, is a well lighted room, where I am all alone without any distracting noise.
I believe that my writing has grown immensely since the beginning of this semester. Through the semester we were assigned many papers that were meant to challenge our writing abilities, and I believe they did just that. Some of the strategies I have worked on (and improved on) this semester include: reading attentively and critically, understanding the writing process, developing my thesis and supporting it, understanding the basic elements of research, and editing and revising effectively. Looking back at the very first assignment we had, which was writing a letter to our school principal, there was a lot of room for improvement to be made, and I believe I took this opportunity to better my writing skills. These skills that I have learned through this class not only helped me in my writing, but will also help my in future semesters to come.