The purpose of English 102 is to teach students to compose multiple genres of writing and to consider how diverse electronic environments and digital tools facilitate the countless rhetorical situations of personal, social, civic, academic, and professional discourses. Throughout this course I was able to become more knowledgeable of rhetoric and how it affects our lives every day. Before taking this course, I was not aware of how rhetoric constantly shapes who I am as a reader, writer, and critical thinker. Throughout this course I have developed better reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. To prove how I have improved in these three areas, I will provide information about my development of new habits/practices, writing process strategies,
Midterm Reflection Composition 1101 has introduced me to many new reading and writing techniques. I have improved my skills with these techniques. I have learned how to take notes based off of an outline chart. Also, I am learning many new technical ways to maneuver my way to an informational and well written paper. I have learned multiple strategies below to guide me in the most effective ways to improve my writings.
I learnt how to understand myself as a writer. Learning how to construct a Report was one of the most valuable skills I’ve learnt this semester. Unit II overview taught me how to carry out research, develop interview questions, integrate source materials and learn how to not be bias with information given. The textbook played a big part ensuring that I knew the different structures that can be used to create a report and avoid using conative language. Unit III helped me to not only figure out how determine an audience but to also understand them when producing evaluations.
This semester in english composition 101 we have learned many techniques to master the writing process. From the first day I walked into the class I definitely feel that techniques and goals that were set definitely have been accomplished. Peer editing to the workshops and many more activities done in class is what 's made my writing skills improve. The larger idea that i 'm taking from english composition 101 is the importance of the significant steps in the writing process. Having the opportunity of getting feedback from the peer reviews.
The next student outcome in the syllabus states, “Students will be able to interpret texts written for academic audiences.” I was successfully able to read and fully understand the texts I read and answer questions based on my comprehension and interpretation of what the author(s) was trying to portray. Not only did we interpret texts out of a textbook, but we had to analyze articles we found off databases or websites to include in our writing. In all three of our essays we included quotes or information we located in those other sources that we had dissected in order to add more depth to each of our pieces of writing. Interpreting texts is something I have grew stronger in and will continue to use the techniques I have learned in my future high school and college
This class not only made me a better writer, but gave me the ability to more effectively share whatever it is I have to say in a way that can be received and understood, maybe even enjoyed. I now see why this class is required and how it will help every student prepare for whatever it is they go on to do. UWrite1104 was not just a class I needs to fill for credit hours, but a class that gave me life skills that I will continue to use throughout my
Although I have learned a lot and have improved my writing skills tremendously I still feel that I have more to work on. I constantly took all of the criticism that I received from my English instructor and applied these things to the next paper so that I could learn from it and do better than before. Everything that I learned in this course I will be able to use in future courses because eventually I am going to have to write other essays or even lab reports. I also can apply what I learned to my future career because I will have to communicate with my co-workers through business emails which will require good sentence structure and proper grammar. Works Cited Roberts, De’Shayla.
This not only helped strengthen my writing, but it has also helped me incorporate all my thoughts in my essays. I believe the way I am able to explain my points has strengthened because of our discussions and new perspectives from everyone in the class. Our discussions allowed up to practice analyzing
But after the read around and the comment of my professor on my paper “to revised it, cut general sentences, show don’t tell and to add more concrete details,” I fixed my essay. Now thi... ... middle of paper ... ... my professor that taught numerous skills we learned in this class. For example, we learned to develop concrete details, grammar, vocabulary and editing skills. Most important, I learned I can write variety of essays such as descriptive, comparison, contrast, argumentative and research essays. I learned how to use visually descriptive words, to compare and contrast, reasoning and evidence, the use of ethos, pathos and logos.
But with focusing on my writing skills within my discourse community, I was able to take my writing to a different level. The challenges that I faced became knowledge. It has helped me to ensure that all of my papers have balance and are well organized. As a result, I have developed strong skills with identifying modes of writing and communicating in my discourse community, research skills such as: writing a research proposal, literature review, annotated bibliography and proposing a working thesis. With these skills that I have developed from this course, I will be able to achieve the goals that are needed in my future classes and in the workplace after college.