Also, I have trouble with when I use a quote from a book how to introduce it and explain why I chose it. I hope to overcome these obstacles next semester. However, I feel my strengths were collecting information after I understood what I was reading and also adding evidence in my papers. Once I took notes on my reading and then read over my notes a couple times it was easier for me to lay out an outline and come up with ideas to talk about. The evidence I would always choose would be quotes from the books, which I feel I picked the right ones to use.
English wasn’t an easy subject for me, I always had trouble with the language, but I had to try to teach myself some basic roles that where taught to students in the first grade. This didn’t bother me that much but rather it help me to see where my weakness is and try to work on it. I started to go to the library every day after school and try to read kids’ books to help myself out. And eventually I caught up with my class mates in English class, I was at the same level as my classmates. This was one of my grandest accomplishments in life, to learn a new language.
Moving on in high school we started writing essays and reading novels. This past years I used to refer to reading and writing as two different things with no relationship between them. Now that I am already done with elementary, middle school and high school, as a college student the improvement in reading and writing is still continuing. College is a time for more improvement, a place where students recognize that reading and writing are complements, in order to read well we need to be able to write well and vice versa, to write well we need to be able to read well. High school was a good experience, since I was an ELD (English Learner Development) student my first year in high school did not consist of essays and reading long novels as compared to my other freshmen fellows.
But nothing compared to the tedious work that I encountered my junior and senior year when I decided to challenge myself by taking AP English courses. Many people said it was just like any other English course with a little extra writing involved; my view was completely different. The AP English class... ... middle of paper ... ...bmit only the best papers. Everything that was learned, taught, and understood in English 1101 has now become a vital part of my educational journey. This english department has given me new insight on reading and writing that I could not obtain in high school; this english department has created a stronger more confident writer in me; this english department has taught me life long lessons that I will cherish now until I walk across that graduation stage.
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
The story meant a lot to me because as I read the story I could somehow relate to the characters, and I found myself wanting to read more pieces of literature similar to “Two Kinds”. Whenever I have free time I would read something whether if it was a school book, or a book at home. Reading more this semester has strengthened my vocabulary, and made me more confident reading aloud when I have
As I have learned a new vocabulary I have started to like to read books in English instead of watching online TV in my first language . In ENF class the teacher likes to divide the students in groups so they can work together .They show their writings by reading them to each other and asking questions. These exercises help me improve my communication skills . I started fill more comfortable in my conversation with Americans and I have made new friends. I found this quote by Amy Chua in my text book wich now reflects the way I feel : “Nothing’s fun until you are good at it”.
I now actually dare myself to investigate an author’s work as acu... ... middle of paper ... ...em up. The first English class I took at Virginia State University had actually assisted me in removing that horrid impulsion and write an essay worth writing with improved ideas that comes with added support. I was taught how to write numerous styles of essays in a lot of various arrangements. My writing has really improved in this writing course. This course has slowly taught and is still teaching me how to not write like I am still in high school.
Now that I reflect upon the stories there was always a moral to the story, whether it was honesty, responsibility, or loyalty. There was always a teaching moment to take from the stories which in turn has affected the person that I have become. As I got older, the book 's got larger, and the words got more complex. From the first day of kindergarten to the last day of high school and all the days in between; now into college, there has not been one day that I have not had no choice to read something. Whether it was in elementary school, we read “Charlotte 's Web,” In middle school, we read “Number the Stars,” and we read in high school “Catcher in the Rye”; literature has always been present in my school life.