I also learned how to write with a specific purpose. In the past all the writing I did was based on prompts and essays about books I didn’t understand what I was writing, and now the writing I do has a specific purpose to it. There are several methods I learned this semester which helped me improve my reading comprehension significantly. Throughout the reading I did, I used a few reading strategies that were very helpful to me in many ways. Many, in fact, if not all good readers at one point in their life use at least one of these reading strategies.
Self-Reflection: What I Learned. In this English class I have learned many things that made a positive impact on my writing. I learned how to properly use quotes in my essays, how to use templates to make a point while agreeing, disagreeing, or both. On my response paper I learned to express my opinion, adding examples and adding more to the conversation. Peer review had a good impact on my writing.
As a first year college student this course has taught me many core aspects to writing and critical thinking. Writing has not been one my strongest points in education, but I feel this course has helped me make strides in writing in many ways. This course has enlightened me on various aspects of writing and has taught me many different ways of writing quality essays. A few things that this course has taught me is how construct an acceptable thesis statement, how to prove my points in body paragraphs, and how to properly cite sources. Although I have learned an immense deal of writing skills within this course there some things I feel I can improve upon, such as, introductions and properly heading papers.
I have improved upon areas that I was already competent in while addressing the weaker aspects of my writing. This class has been an invaluable learning experience that granted me many opportunities to become a masterful writer. One of those opportunities was the persuasive paper assignment. The persuasive paper assignment was challenging and insightful as it gave me an opportunity to express my new skills that I had learned over the course of this class. I started by taking the research opportunities I was given and narrowing down what I was hoping to talk about gave my paper an excellent foundation.
This is why I believe it may be a bit harder for me to comprehend articles or books when it is required of me to read them. Sometimes if I see a magazine or a book I think I’d really enjoy or think is interesting, I’ll read it. Although, my work as a reader has changed very much since I entered the class because now I realize the importance of reading, even when it is not necessary. After having to read all the group articles, I found it interesting to read about topics in other majors besides nursing. My work as a writer has changed because I realize how much my writing skills have improved.
I wrote rhetorically for the first time, put my writing online, and gain a new understanding of writing. Of course, I learned about MLA format and citing, which is more important than it seems to be. Also, realized that my writing performance can be improved immensely based on spending more time on my assignments. As well as my grammar, general flow, and the maturity of my writing enhanced thanks to this class. The main reason I became a better writer was because my teacher.
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.
Rationale Essay Based on my past experiences with writing I have learned essential skills that have shaped and molded me into the kind of writer I am today. The primitive skills I learned in high school definitely proved helpful in taking the English 101 course. I know in high school you just have to answer the prompt to receive an A but in this course it requires you to go above just answering the prompt but showing that you have significant understanding of the text and that you are explicitly explain it. Taking the course has exceedingly given me great competence for future courses related to writing. Although, with taking writing courses in high school deem very different in college the basic components I learned in high school got me
Therefore, I am aware that I have to provide my audience with a good introduction. Writing for an audience with a specific purpose depending on the type of essay has helped me improve my writing a lot. I quickly came to understa... ... middle of paper ... ...was a challenge, I have always been encouraged and motivated to constantly improve my writing from feedback by the instructor. My current strengths are coming up with good store of grammar knowledge and also a wider vocabulary, but my weaknesses are still punctuation and sometimes spelling. I feel that I need to work harder on these skills.
I enjoyed reading and gaining knowledge through the workbook and pocketbook, but I think my real comprehension and learning is when I applied all that I have studied. Also, because of this course I try hard to take on extra opportunities where I can advance my speaking skills; like being more active in personal and work conversations. I also have learned how to create a general purpose, specific purpose, and a thesis statement. These objectives giving a speech are not to be taken lightly. I have learned that these are your core specimens in a speech that make up a majority of the characteristics of it.