will prompt them to put more effort into research and execution of their topic. Picking a topic that appeals to the masses is great but sometimes students still need a little nudge in the right direction. Good prompting is very important to student success in first year writing classes. Effective prompts give a few ideas as to where to steer a paper by suggesting effect main points voicing exactly what it is the teacher of the cou... ... middle of paper ... ...y practice on their own in class but also to understand the importance of how all these steps work effectively together. Now that we have discussed topics,texts, and in class writings lets wrap it all up.
The program offers two separate classes: English 1101 and English 1102. The first class being English 1101 will teach the applicants how to become a better reader, thinker, and communicator by requiring them to construct their own topic using narrative and descriptive essays. English 1102 will be a more difficult challenge because the professors will assign every peer in the classroom the same topic. This will compel the students to research the assigned topic, and they will use evidence found to support the facts in their upcoming expository and persuasive essays. In the first few classes of English 1101 students will go through a recapitulating stage.
My ultimate goal in writing and reading is to get advance and go beyond my expertise. I only wanted to obtain new knowledge in writing and reading, but the first year learning goals helped me understand what I need to work on to achieve my ultimate goal. I have learned to read variety of texts and write different styles of writing in English. The work I have done in each semester has fulfilled almost all of the first year learning goals. Learning new ways of writing and reading is very significant because it helps us become a better writer and reader.
It was not until my AP English class that I was exposed to writing at a more advanced level. I think in teaching writing at the high school level it should be more exploratory because the students have already acquired the fundamentals of language in “grammar” school. At the high school level it should be the job of the teacher to teach the students to use writing in many different ways and use it as a tool. One of the questions my group asked our instructor “Is it more effective to assign students personal essays where they share their own experiences, or critical papers where they are to respond as academics?” His response was exceptiona... ... middle of paper ... ...e a traditional option alongside a creative option. Therefore the students have the choice of which one they would perform best in.
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
There are countless reasons to take freshman composition seriously. English class will definitely help you prepare for college level reading and writing coursework. Taking English composition classes can be very helpful in learning to meet college level writing expectations. Student’s achievement in college is largely determined on how well you can read, understand, and remember the texts you’ve read and on how effectively you can express that knowledge in writing. In both college and work, you'll be called on to write in different formats for a wide range of audiences and for a variety of purposes.
By giving them time and space to develop their writing skills students are “empowered as agents responsible for their own learning” (Gere, 2). Meaning, as students write essays and edit theirs and their peers’ work, their sense of responsibility improves because, instead of being spoon fed information and new skills like most lecture classes, students are able to develop their own aptitude for writing. This newfound sense of responsibility carries over to other classes as well, teaching students to be accountable for their own learning. For instance, if a student misses a chemistry lecture and needs to catch up on the material, First Year Writing grants him the confidence and technique to learn the information and skills he missed when absent.
However, although revision enable students to make their paper more organized, they consider the job of writing done when they complete a first draft. According to Murray, the first draft, and all of those which follow including the revision process, are opportunities to discover what they have to say and how best they can say it (Murray 670). I strongly agree with this proposition. When I compare the essays I wrote through this class, I could find the change especially, the form-related growth, dimension-related growth, and opinion-related growth. I am positive that revision improve students’ essays and writing skills.
The teacher would tell us to write the paper and revise it ourselves; occasionally the teachers would revise it for us, if we needed it but that wasn 't always the case. The main difference that composition 101 has developped on my writing style is the revision of my papers in class. Since all the writing 's are on the same topic it made it easy to discuss and ask questions we had on the essay prompt. One of the goals composition 101 offers is engaging papers with peers and the professor feedback. One example is, in class we always got into groups with
Campus resources such as the Writing Center have also contributed tremendously to my success in my English course. I am convinced that everything that I have learned this current semester will be transferrable to all of my future classes because I will most likely have to write other scholarly essays, lab reports, and so on. Some of the many things that I have learned over the semester are that when writing a thesis statement you must include everything that you plan to talk about in your paper. Also learned is that feedback helps with your growth and allows for you to fix the things you did wrong in the next paper, because you will know what to do and what not to do. All of these things can be used in my future classes throughout my college career.