As a first year college student this course has taught me many core aspects to writing and critical thinking. Writing has not been one my strongest points in education, but I feel this course has helped me make strides in writing in many ways. This course has enlightened me on various aspects of writing and has taught me many different ways of writing quality essays. A few things that this course has taught me is how construct an acceptable thesis statement, how to prove my points in body paragraphs, and how to properly cite sources. Although I have learned an immense deal of writing skills within this course there some things I feel I can improve upon, such as, introductions and properly heading papers.
I have been able to this skill of reading more closely when writing my research paper for both this class and others. A comment from one of my paper from my strengths about my reading is “read texts carefully to find unused data”. This means that I could find and argue about different means being different characters, symbols, and settings. I made more interesting arguments by using pieces of text that would not be normally used. By improving my reading, it will benefit me beyond this class because when I am in graduate school, I will need to be able to read dense texts that will be difficult to comprehend.
This is why I believe it may be a bit harder for me to comprehend articles or books when it is required of me to read them. Sometimes if I see a magazine or a book I think I’d really enjoy or think is interesting, I’ll read it. Although, my work as a reader has changed very much since I entered the class because now I realize the importance of reading, even when it is not necessary. After having to read all the group articles, I found it interesting to read about topics in other majors besides nursing. My work as a writer has changed because I realize how much my writing skills have improved.
These areas have lead to an evolution in my writing that has given me a new level of understanding in English. Which has provided me with the skills that will endow me to achieve success in english 102. Many of my errors that have I reliesed that I reduced while I went through the semester with my papers was my grammer. When I first started in English 101 I
Throughout the quarter I found myself improving in each category. As a writer, my skills and confidence have developed into more clarity and thought, something I have always wanted to be, as a result of a well constructed class that led to a superb educational experience. To begin, I am going to write about my weaknesses and how they transitioned into strengths. First, I remember after each assignment in class was introduced I
I have been able to develop a more beneficial note taking strategy, for example, during WP2 we were taught to create SERQIs while we analyzed sources. SERQI stands for Summary, Evaluation, Reflection, Quotations and Images. Thanks to this exercise, my note taking skills have improved tremendously because I am now able to analyze sources in a more critical way without being so subjective to the topic. The blogs have also helped me improve my writing process strategies. Thanks to this writing process, my work has improved in a very tremendous way because I have been able to reflect on my work before and after I turn it in for a grade.
I am writing to you to tell you more about the English class I am taking at State University. You know how I always have troubles in English essays? Well, today I am delighted to tell you that my writing has improved significantly after taking the English 101 class conducted by Professor Rob Geis. I enjoyed this class very much and I would like to share with the both of you how I have learnt to use writing and reading for inquiry, thinking, and communicating in English. The ten weeks of English class has been interesting and fruitful, I have learnt a lot of writing and reading skills that have indeed helped me in improving my English.
With the help of fellow classmates reviewing my papers with me and having meetings with Dr. Eldred I should be able to limit my weaknesses and turn them into strengths. I need to improve both in my writing and critical reading skills. However, I also need to become better with noticing strong verbs and not to be to wordy with papers. I feel as though I repeat myself a lot and ramble on in my
I always try to practice my self-control and creativity in using quirky and stylistic writing in accordance with my writing because I realize that is my weakness as well as many other students. Besides, this is a course in which I find the spirit of helping each other in the study of students is very high. I think I have improved in teamwork skills including acquiring people's opinions, evaluating team members' posts and arranging team work for high efficiency. Besides, I also developed the ability to evaluate myself to be more complete. Attitude in learning is also important when making a self-assessment in this course.
Consideri... ... middle of paper ... ...e in my daily writings such as, e-mails, letters, notes and discussion board responses to practice what I have learned. In final analysis, my writing has greatly improved during this semester, and having looked at the area's I most need to work on has given me an awareness of what my weaknesses are. Examining what I have learned and what I need to learn allows me to generate a strategy to fortify my writing skills. Critiquing my own work has given me insight into how my writing is progressing in this class and allowed me to see short comings I had missed previously. Self-evaluation is a helpful tool for anyone who wants to continue to learn what areas they can improve upon and how much progress they are making.