Almost every college around the world offers some sort of program to help incoming students adjust to writing in an academic manner on the college level. Even though all of these types of programs seek to obtain the same goal of bettering all students as writers some programs are better than others. Effective programs are interesting and challenging, however at the same time uplifting, taught by a professor that not only can help a good writer organize their ideas but also help a subpar writer become more confident as writing can be a touchy subject for many people. This course should be a university requirement for all students who either did not score well on or did not take the AP writing exam, the writing portion of the graduation test, or the SAT writing portion. Students who did well on any of these exams are most likely exceptional writers and therefore should not be required to participate in the course.
In the beginning of the English Composition 1 course, I felt as if I was not a very good writer. A lot of what I learned in high school was completely different than that of my college English course. Over the course of this semester our class worked on several different types of essays which include scholarly discourse, discourse community analysis, a persuasive paper, and finally a critical reflective essay. After almost completing the course, I feel like I have grown to become a more prepared writer because of all of the useful information that I have learned. Campus resources such as the Writing Center have also contributed tremendously to my success in my English course.
The changes that I have made will impact my writing style and techniques for the rest of my time in college and life. I will need to use many of the different strategies I used this semester for writing my essays through out my college transfer process. After completing my Associates of Applied Sciences Degree through the Recording Arts and Technology program I will be transferring to Baldwin Wallace to complete a Bachelors Degree in Music Business. I hope that I get the change to put all that I have learned this semester to good use in the future, I know that I have learned a lot and have enjoyed so. Thank you for teaching such a great class, it was a great way to start off my college career!
I am excited for college English in just a semester I have learned valuable reading and writing skills, I am hoping to learn a lot more new skills in my previous courses. New learning will arrive, I believe that with the college professors’ ideologies and with my hard work I will be able to become a great reader and writer. I need to leave high school’s English ideology behind and keep discovering new forms of reading and writing. I am a simple ordinary reader and writer but I am in college and I will keep improving.
Writing that involves expressive detail helps the reader to get a full understanding of the subject being examined. This can help the student to communicate or pass on the message while writing research papers that is required in class. Without the ability to communicate in a written and oral format, the students cannot effectively pass on their thought when they are writing a research paper. Being skilled in English shows that you are educated and you can convey well; information is the key and once you have it nobody can remove it from you. Taking up English classes is important for college student is because English will help you to build better communication
By writing down student ideas and perspectives in essays, even in non-academic disciplines, they hone their own expression skills, identify patterns, observed events and consider possible solutions. The skills we are learn for college and university can help us in career, as well. Reports for office jobs, essays for scientific journals and many other careers require us to know academic writing. Learning it early and getting lots of practice is a good way to get ahead in our
Organizations such as the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA), advocate for the widespread use of writing centers (writingcenters.org). They contend that they are important resources for students and professionals alike (writingcenters.org). They also believe that those ... ... middle of paper ... ...e help without leaving their dorms, which has led to a significant increase in the use of the writing center personnel (Van Horne). Writing centers are valuable resources for students of all ages, but especially college students. These centers are staffed by highly trained (in most cases), writing facilitators or gurus, that are their to help students learn how to fix their own writing.
In college, professors motivate students to write in a formal, coherent manner, without losing their own voice in the process. Improving your writing skills is important, in every English class that’s the main teaching point; to help students improve their writing skills. Throughout my college experience I have acknowledge that
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
Over the course of this semester I learned a lot about myself as a writer. This English 101 class has really allowed me to expand my essay structure and ways of thinking. This was my first college writing course and it has given me much more freedom when writing because in high school I felt limited and like what we were writing was not very important. In high school I would write essays to just to fulfill the required word or page count and to a degree I still feel like this but maybe that is why I am an engineering major but in this course I actually was able to express my ideas and for the first time really test the limits of my writing capabilities. I really enjoyed being able to incorporate my voice more in my essays and I believe that I developed my own personal style a bit from this.