In communication skill, Addison Kim strongly suggested me to focus on it because communication skill is the main component of financial analyst. If professional and technical skill is the key to become financial analyst, then communication skill is the key to obtain advanced management position. To Improve my communication skill, Addison Kim said I should improve my English, and become an active speaker. Attending club activity, joining competition, and networking are three recommendation for me in college. By accomplishing the three targets, Addison Kim believed I will gain improve on leadership, public speaking, team work and so on.
In high school, writing essays was my weakest link. When I began my first semester of college, I still had that trouble in my first writing composition class. I improved significantly from gaining organization and length. When I started my second writing composition class, my grades for my paper sky rocketed! The essays I have written though out this semester have shown improvements in context and organizations, however, I still have some room for improvement on reasoning’s and thesis statement.
This of course seemed like a great opportunity to me because I feel that as someone who desires to teach others I also should desire to take a backset and learn things. I’ve used to term “life-long learner” to describe myself at numerous occasions, and I felt that going to grad school just gave me a better chance to prove that descriptor to be true. I’ve already gone to great lengths in my undergraduate career to get as much experience in this field as is possible. I’ve thrown myself into every school publication that is associated with the English department, I became President of the school’s literary society, and I also became a tutor and a TA. For me, going to graduate school is another step in this continuous cycle of reaffirming my passion and actualizing
From 1978 to 2009 my journey took me to my midpoint and I received my Associates Degree. The thrill of receiving that Associates degree motivated me to start on my undergraduate journey. There were several reasons why I decided to start this journey in addition to the thrill and it ranges from making new friends, preparing for new career, learn new skills, and most importantly to increase my knowledge. That is why I decided to enroll at American Military University in pursuit of my undergraduate degree in Emergency Management (EM) and Preparedness. Let’s address why I am attending college: I am attending college to validate and increase my understanding of emergency management and emergency preparedness.
English 101 is one of the most common college courses in the world. When I enrolled in the class, I was bothered that I would have spend forty hours in a freshman writing class; along with at least another forty hours throughout the semester writing for the class. What surprised me, was that when I began writing my essays I was not annoyed or bothered; I actually enjoyed the assignments. Most importantly, throughout the course of the semester, I have become a better writer and have ultimately met the course goals of English 101. There were many course goals in my English class “Writing though Parody.” The course goals included: understanding the nature of parody, understanding genres, being aware of the writing process, and finally developing
Being a writer from my understanding this semester should actually be called a rhetor or encoder, because just about every piece of writing contains rhetoric and intertextuality of some sort, whether you consciously recognize it or not. I find that the knowledge, skills, and new ideas I have acquired this semester will significantly influence not only my college career but also benefit my life in general.
During the course of four months, I have learned so much. There were a few bumps in the way throughout the semester, but I managed to overcome them. It is hard to believe that my journey in writing 101 is coming to an end. Through my hard work and dedication, this class has helped me to build confidence in my writing that will help me throughout my college life. Writing can be very frustrating; laying your ideas out on paper so that others can grasp the concept you are trying to convey is a very difficult task.
Louis Menand, a professor of English and American literature at Harvard University presented three different theories for higher education in an article for The New Yorker named, Live and Learn: Why We Have College. Menand (2011) claims that the reasons for college are meritocratic, democratic, and vocational. These theories are great models for the purpose of higher education in our culture, at different points in our history. As a nation, there are definite intentions behind the way that instruction is conducted in our colleges and universities. The techniques adopted by institutions of higher education are no mistake and they are designed to serve a purpose.
After having completed my Bachelor’s Degree, I decided to excel in this field by completing a Master’s degree. I wanted to continue my career abroad. Therefore, I made a detailed research and ended up going to the United States because of its worldwide reputation in academics. My initial research showed me that Southern part of United States would be most education friendly due to social, climate and financial reasons. Besides, a field like Public Administration requires one to be involved in a more diverse environment as it is any government’s job to provide service to its citizens from diverse background.
We have reached the midpoint of the semester. Two long months of continuous reading, writing, and annotating; article after article, paper after paper. As much as I dread reading and writing, I am glad to say that I have improved substantially since my first days in your English 5A class. Although there are still some aspects of my writing I have yet to improve on, I have made significant strides on improving my grammar, sentence structure, and the transitions from paragraph to paragraph. Evidence of my improvements are visible on my first two major writing projects this semester; “College Writing For The Incoming Freshman” and “Segregation Is Over, Right?”.