For example, I have improved my pre-writing skills so I can write much more easily when I really start writing. Furthermore, professor and students in this class are really nice, so I have gotten a lot of helps from them; their helps motivate me to keep enhancing and improving myself. However, this is the worst class for me because English 1A is the most challenging class for me since I still have many writing weakness.
The thought of starting new and throwing out what I have already written ... ... middle of paper ... ...have to discover it. We wrote an essay in class where we had to ponder the age old act of storytelling and why people do it. When I wrote my first draft for that paper, I was so confused. I had no clue why people told stories. I knew what people had said their personal reasons were, but I didn’t know how to incorporate that information with my own personal feelings about stories.
To explain this subject, I will use Gibbs ' (1988) reflective cycle. During this few months, I was required to use different skills that I acquired until now. For example, in the essay “What is crime?” I had to write in a different way using references, which was a difficult part of the essay. At first I was very nervous because this was my first assignment at University but, however, I knew that I needed to be focused and do my best. It was not easy finding evidence to support my ideas but then, I realise that it was better to find evidence and then built my ideas and opinions on those.
It was passing, but it wasn’t well enough to my expectations. So my recognition and developing skills test were very good, but I didn’t reflect those skills toward my essay. So now once I saw that grade, I realized that I had to push hard than I was because if I wanted a good average, I had to work hard for it. Now my goal is to figure out the new types of sentences my professor taught me. Not just learning them, but also applying them to my essay because I want my essays to become even better constructed than how they use to be.
My teacher would grade my rough drafts multiple times, since I was weeks ahead. My peers started to fall behind. They missed deadlines and some even dropped the course. I was praised by my teacher for staying on top of due dates and was even told my writing had improved. The endless rough drafts and frustrating topics paid off.
I placed a goal of 2 compliments to each family member, which in my family of four would be a total of 8 comments a day and a total of 112 comments by the end of the observation. The reason I kept the information on a calendar was to help me remember this observation was not just for a paper but to also help me become a better wife and mother. Everyone in my household knows all my important commitments go on the calendar. In addition, noting the data was difficult at some periods in the day. When I was at school or running errands, I would use my mobile to record some of the observation and when I returned home I would write it on the calendar.
After shadowing two out-patient clinics and taking a class at U of M- Flint about different jobs, I quickly realized that OT was quite different. Obviously, I still don’t know everything OT and OTAs do, but I am eager to learn more about this profession. Occupational therapy is a practice that uses goal-directed activities to promote more independence.
Regardless of my expectations, I had been stuck with an assignment I didn’t want to do. I kept asking myself why on earth I should write about writing[d2] . For that matter, I didn’t understand what purpose it would serve. At first I just viewed the topic as a way to give W131 students more homework. Perhaps it was a way of cruel fate driving me over the edge of sanity.
I was really blessed to been able to work with these two; they both have great backgrounds in early childhood education along with helping me really grow as a future teacher. My little friends will definitely stick with me as I progress in my teaching profession. I hope I have made some type of happiness or difference in their lives like they have done for
One thing that really helped my attitude and confidence was the fact that I was able to complete the assignments and get a decent grade. I was worried that I might not be able to do college level writing, and when I started completing the assignments and learning new ways to write my confidence and attitude changed. Another thing that really helped me throughout this course was that there was plenty of reading and information available to guide me through my assignments. I realized that there was more freedom when it comes to writing than I had experienced in high school. Being able to write more freely, and the freedom to choose what subjects I would write over made the assignments more enjoyable and easier to