"North Eastern Chinese" Stereotypes

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Writing is always a challenge to me. Before I entered English Composition 2I class, my writing skill is not strong. Grammar, especially, is my weakest point. Although for now, I may not come up with an essay with zero grammar mistakes, I indeed believe that my grammar improves a lot. I also learned how to better structure my paper by logically orientating my paragraphs. I learned that I need bridging sentences and transitional phrases to make my paper flow better. I learned several strategies about writing introduction and conclusion paragraph as well. All the improvements are showed in my final portfolio. In the portfolio, I put in my writing project #2, which is about stereotypes of North Eastern Chinese people, and writing project #3, which is about the relationship between money and happiness. I will discuss each writing project that I chose, the reason why I chose them, and revision that I made. Writing project #2 is about applying reading as a lens. I used 2 articles, "Where Bias Begin: The Truth About Stereotypes" written by Annie Murphy Paul and "The Glasses Stereotype, Revised" written by Michael Forster, Gernot Gerger and Helmut Leder. In order to apply reading as a lens, I introduce an example of "North Eastern Chinese" stereotype. I chose this paper in the final portfolio because I am more personally involved in this paper since I come from North Eastern China. In this paper, my revision was focused on the thesis statement. Because my paper have a lot ideas so I really had a hard time to put them together into one sentence at first. Since thesis statement does not need to be one sentence, I separated it into two sentence: the first sentence was about how my example supported the experts' ideas; the second sentence was ... ... middle of paper ... ...efully the prompt. Otherwise, I may made mistake like this and had no choice but to rewrite my whole essay. I also learned how to take advantages of the useful online dictionaries to perfect my languages. Although I believe there are still problems that I did not notice, I indeed tried my best to revise the essay. In writing these essay, I learned a lot about how to organize a paper, how to link them with bridging sentences and how to find the right word choice and word form. In English Composition 2I, I believe I ended up as a better writer and more qualified to the next level English Composition courses. I also believe I still have a lot to improve, especially my grammar, and I will keep practicing and using the online resources to help me with my grammar. I really appreciate every effort you put in this class and thank you for helping me become a better writer.

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