All of these things can be used in my future classes throughout my college career. This essay reflects on how my writing of English Composition essays has grown, or benefited from continuous revising, visiting the Writing Center, and implementing the feedback I have received from my instructor. The process of writing and revising of my first paper for English Composition 1 benefited from the various resources offered at the University of Oklahoma. The first paper that I wrote was the scholarly discourse pa... ... middle of paper ... ...xplaining it with relevant sources and research. Although I have learned a lot and have improved my writing skills tremendously I still feel that I have more to work on.
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. For our Project One, we were required to write about an experience of how we successfully persuaded another person. Before I started writing, my teacher, Professor Geis taught the class how to write rhetorical compositions, she gave us many articles that are of good examples. We were taught in class the rhetorical strategies for persuasive compositions- the ethos, pathos and logos. I learnt that ethos means the characters in the composition, pathos means the emotions expressed by the composition and lastly logos means logic of the composition.
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
Over these few months I have grown as a writer and learned new and useful skills for the future. I appreciate the fact that my professor was not overly judgmental and off-putting while starting out in this class. This allowed me to ease into my first semester of college and taught me to grow as a writer. As far as learning new things goes, I have noticed a measurable difference in my ability to read and evaluate texts. I have gained a new interest in reading due to the fact that it was one of the main components of this course.
All through my life, there have been a great deal of experiences that have helped me enhance my methods of reading and writing. In all my past years, I have always done well in school. Like every class, I paid attention in English. I did not struggle often; however, there were a few times when I needed assistance. From receiving this aid, it motivated me to pay even more attention and to improve my reading and writing.
Throughout my many years left here at The College of New Rochelle, I will continue to work hard so that my final year here at the college I can look back at my writings from freshman year to see my improvement. Writing 101 has boosted my confidence and has made me a better writer today. I will take this confidence along with determination to my writing 102 class, and I hope the professor will continue the molding process that Professor smart has started.
Learning is one of the most important concepts that I hold dear to my heart. In order to advance in life that is something you must be able to do. I have learned many different things from various places, but in this year alone, I have learned a tremendous amount of material in honors English 1301. Not only did my professor, Mrs. Minkel, give me the tools needed to make successful scholarly papers, although it came with some challenges, she also provided her students with the tools needed to be a great student overall. As a student, I have learned many different skills that I will take with me throughout my journey from this course.
You have more outside of class work, and it is your responsibility to get your work done. Throughout my first semester I learned a tremendous amount of information about myself and how well I work in stressful situations. My class participation and attendance improved greatly from high school. I learned many processes in my English class that I will use throughout my life. From learning the MEAL Plan, to correctly constructing a thesis statement, I had a great first semester.
The understandings I have gained from this course have completely revamped my way of teaching. I have been using the unit plan and curriculum map I created in this course for the past two years, and my students enjoy it more and more each year. Learning the importance of using big ideas and essential questions in the classroom have made me a better educator and has assisted my students in learning content and skills that they can transfer to all academic areas and into their everyday lives. I now use big idea and essential questions in every ... ... middle of paper ... ...ed student engagement and academic achievement in my classroom. I know that I am a better teacher, mentor, and role model because of these experiences.
When we talk about English 1110, everyone actually knows the main part of the course is writing. The goal of this class is to improve structural, style of writing, thoughts and performances of students. During this semester, the curriculum includes essays and topics from many different aspects of different issues which are useful to me. From this class, I had the opportunity to improve my writing skills. For example, before writing a paper, I always have outline, strategies, arranging and modifying as well as finding ideas to improve my writing style in a better way.