Ever since I started talking this class, English 1301, with Dr. Piercy, I have been able to expand my writing and thinking skills. Not only was I able to make more better essays but I also learned important topics such as how education creates an impact in the world. In this essay I will be talking about three writings and how they are related to this course semester. The three writings are “On Bullshit” by Harry Frankfurt, “Why I Write Bad” by Milo Beckman,and “Statement of Teaching Philosophy” by Stephen Booth. How are these 3 writings related to this semester’s course work?
My faith in Jesus Christ has had its fair share of ups and downs. Growing up in the church, I have never truly had a “life before Christ” like so many others have testified about; however, I have endured some life changing and faith altering situations. My faith has been heavily influenced by my family, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and most of all, by me. If there is one thing I have learned in my walk with Christ, just as C.S. Lewis said, it is that Christianity is like the rising sun; “not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
My prayer for each and every one of us is that we start to intentionally learn who we are in Christ. But don’t just learn it with head knowledge. That’s vitally important but it doesn’t stop there. Then let that knowledge sink in and allow it to change you from the inside out as you learn to walk in the new you through the power of the Holy Spirit in your life.
I am involved in many parts of the parish. At most sunday mornings my family and I sing in the church choir, yet; there are many days where I become a server for Mass. Also, mainly during the summer have I play piano or accompanied another musician for the Mass. Recently I am now signed up to be a lector for church. In multiple outside church activities have I helped, for example, the Sacred Heart Fun Fair. Many times I help with the games, while other times I am in the kitchen helping bus tables. Also, I have participated in many parish activities around our community like bingo, stations of the cross and the spaghetti supper. In these activities I have continued to grow in faith. These activities especially being a server reminds me how easily I can become caught up in my non-religious activities. When I am a server I can reflect more on my life, while in the choir, I tend to focus more on the music. Also, since I had recently been Confirmed, I believe I grew largely in my faith. With this Sacrament, and the many activities I did to receive it, I have a better understanding of my faith and now take my faith more seriously.
I spent every spring and summer in middle school doing mission work and community service. I loved the opportunity that it gave me to build relationships and share my beliefs with people I didn’t know. Little did I know that this would pave the way for a life-changing experience that I would encounter one day. Each spring my church would host a missionary event called “The Ignite Project.” I felt an urge to join the group, recognizing that it was a calling to profess my faith in Jesus. These mission trips helped me to go out
This semester Complementary Therapies gave me the opportunity to really evaluate my health on a holistic scale. I was able to see the areas of my life that were not as well balanced as I had assumed they were. Because of that I was able to choose the areas that needed the most attention and then work to improve on them. I chose to focus on the physical and the intellectual domains of wellness.
When I scheduled the class Persuasive Communications, I had no particular interest in the subject matter; I just needed to finish the general education requirement for a second writing course. It fit my schedule and sounded reasonably interesting, but I did not think I would gain much from it. It was a general education class after all, and would not be very high on my priority list. Now that the semester is almost over and the class work is complete (albeit after this paper), I feel as if I gained a lot from this class. The class’s main objective was to expand our skills as writers, but it served in teaching us many other things that hold value in our education and future careers.
As a second language learner I have never expected myself to be a perfect writer throughout the semester. Even If English was my first language still, I would not be a perfect writer. It is not about first or second language, it is about how well I understand the learning objectives. Then organizing and writing with my own ideas and putting them in my paper. I am going to be honest, I am not good at English subject and English subject is my strongest weakness than the other subjects. In this paper I will discuss and analyze my own writing, reflecting on the ways that my writing has improved throughout the semester.
Growing up in a predominantly white neighborhood as a kid sanctioned me to perpetually become aware that I was different from my neighbors. Through some social interactions with my friends in elementary schools, I quickly descried that my appearances, such as my hair, eyes, and nose was different from my peers. For instance, my hair was a lot darker than most of my peers’ hair and the texture of my hair was different from most of them. “Grow out your hair” were phrases that lingered throughout my childhood days, where I had my hair at a very short length. Throughout my childhood, I longed to try to be a part of the dominant group in society such as the Caucasians, but I did not do anything to be a part of the bigger group in society. Instead,