That’s always been my philosophy. Even though I love learning there are two things I love learning about: People in History, and just people in general. Both might sound a little weird but I learned so much from both of those. My World History teacher in eighth grade was all about details. He would lecture us on very unit.
The evidence I would always choose would be quotes from the books, which I feel I picked the right ones to use. However, like I said above I wasn’t very clear with the reasoning behind the quotes I placed in my papers. Overall I have much to work on, but I do have some skills. I hope throughout the Spring semester I can conquer all of my weaknesses. 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 look forward to doing more verbal presentations in the future to regain my confidence in this area. Overall this paper has been the most challenging of the core papers for me. I believe it is because instead of being given a topic to explore, I had to choose one myself. Having never done so before, I made errors in the broadness of my question; this made it difficult for the following assessment. This is my first experience of tertiary education and as each assessment progressed, I began to gain the benefits of the lecture sessions and the skills and tools they provided me with.
Overall, I believe that this course has enhanced my writing. Previously, I never added an element of first person in my formal essays. I believe it was because in high school there was a bad connotation with it, but now I’ve learned that adding my own opinion enhances my essay and makes it more interesting and elaborate. I think it’s really useful to incorporate my own opinion throughout my essay to make it more personable and relatable. I’ve also found that the They Say, I Say book has helped me a lot in terms of structuring and formatting my thesis statements and topic sentences.
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. The blogs have given me a sense of guidance through my writing process strategies. Another strategy of mine that has improved is my ability to conduct extensive research, during WP2 which was our collaborative writing piece, I was taught how to conduct credible research to help me draft for my topic. The research I have conducted during this course has been extremely beneficial to me because I now know what credible sources are to ensure that my research is trustworthy. I have learned where to find the best research through the use of different databases.
Peer reviewing with Russell was great because he had some great insight in how to portray my reputation. Havi... ... middle of paper ... ...one on the topic, so going back to try and find almost every source I have ever read was a little daunting, but I found most of them. I wanted to thank Ms. Geary for reminding me how much writing can do for me. It helped me realize that writing isn’t so horrible but it is just hard work. My writing skills have improved due to this class and all Ms. Geary had taught me.
Over four years of university, I’ve had plenty of practice in refining these skills and E... ... middle of paper ... ...ork. I learned to reflect and look for anything that could be improved and work on improving it. Despite my initial misgivings regarding this course, it helped me to improve my skills in writing, researching and reflecting. The skills I learned led to me increasing my grades significantly and learn new things that would benefit me in other courses in the future. I would not say I’m glad I was obligated to take this course, but I am grateful for the things it taught me and the ways it helped me improve my writing and my mindset.
The English classes that I have taken over the course of my years in school have always been greatly enjoyable. Fortunately, I've been lucky to have had amazing teachers, more than eager to aid me in improving my writing. I believe that as far as my writing skills, there is always room for improvement. There will always be another vocabulary word to learn, or a writing style to master. Although I am not necessarily striving for perfection (I don't dream of being the next Mark Twain or F. Scott Fitzgerald), improving my personal best is what I am invariably working towards.
It is probably because I love hands-on activities. I have always learned better when interacting with others. The things I have learned in the discussions will always help me in everyday life. For one, I think it has made me more respectful of other people's political views. They have also taught me many things that I had no previous knowledge of before this class.
I always thought reading in my mind was to be able to comprehend and appreciate the work that was put into the book. The best feeling of reading is when I get into the book and I visualise all the characters and scenes in my mind like a movie.I bet you have experienced that before considering you are a reading teacher. I have became a much better reader than I have before and in order for that to happen, I had to read! It took time, but reading more and more has shaped me into a person who likes to