Throughout the quarter I found myself improving in each category. As a writer, my skills and confidence have developed into more clarity and thought, something I have always wanted to be, as a result of a well constructed class that led to a superb educational experience. To begin, I am going to write about my weaknesses and how they transitioned into strengths. First, I remember after each assignment in class was introduced I
Overall this semester, I believe my writing in this course has been one of my strongest areas and I am excited to keep getting better at this skill. With my mother’s help during middle and high school, my papers have improved significantly and now I think I have a firm grasp on writing for various disciplines, but particularly professional settings like social work. I picked up on APA format quickly after doing MLA for several years and it now feels like second nature to me. There are certainly still formatting areas to improve upon and learn more about, but at this stage, I think I am progressing steadily. Thirdly, I am able to find appropriate sources easily to reference in my activity analyses, which is crucial as I advance in the program.
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.
Each problem becomes a puzzle for me to solve and I am elated every time I correctly apply my retained information. In recent years I have begun to realize how much I love to learn new things. I want ... ... middle of paper ... ...w just how expendable I am. The necessity of my education is immense. I will be the first of my family for many generations to graduate college.
This class has helped me realize my strengths and weaknesses in literature. This has allowed me to grow and realize that I am a work in progress. I am confident that by the end of this class my big issues in writing will be improved. Each assignment in this class is helping grow and is making me into the writer I know I can be. I seem to learn better when I constantly read over the material I am studying.
In the time that I have been in class I believe that it has helped me in a positive way to help me manage my time, along with building my confidence in writing. In this beginning of the quarter I had many challenges when it came to writing a paper and I feel that I have improved my skills when it came to writing an essay. When I came to college just out of high school, I came with the mentality that the classes would be no different from one another. I thought that if I kept the same paper composition that I have had in
Jared Lawrence 4/23/2014 College Writing 101-04 Critical Rationale Essay As I reflect on my experiences throughout the semester of English 101 I’ve come to figure out that I have met very important requirements that I feel were very valuable for me as a student. I have become a better writer; I have also learned valuable information on the proper rhetorical choices as well as understanding the materials we have went over throughout the semester. During this process, reading and comprehending the materials given were not only a difficult task for me but I also needed much improvement in this area. As far as my portfolio layout goes, I decided to use a layout which shows my gradual improvement as a writer throughout the entire semester. Other aspects of the writing process over the semester such as the revision stages were also something that I continued to progress in.
Learning new ways of writing and reading is very significant because it helps us become a better writer and reader. Goal#1 is “To help students understand the ways that readers read and writers write in and beyond university.” Some of the texts which I have read last semester which has left a huge impact on me are “Unteaching the Five Paragraph Essay” by Foley, “Mother Tongue” by Tan “Teaching Standard English…” by Christensen and last but
During the Enquiry based learning process, I have gained invaluable lessons on how to source relevant information on a chosen topic in a time effective manner. As I have been out school for ten years, I have found this paper to be particularly beneficial. I am finding tertiary learning overwhelming and struggle to keep up with my younger peers. They seem to already have a fair idea about academic formal processes and expectations, and I am still learning. However this paper has given me the tools and methods to gain some confidence in my academic writing.
There is a ... ... middle of paper ... ...t I have improved this area over the course of the semester. I am at the milestone in my writing, however, with hard work and determination I will improve as a writer throughout my college years. Although I know there is still much to improve on in my writing, I feel as though I have made tremendous strides for my first semester. I have grown as a writer, and I believe I have the potential to be a great writer. 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.