Peer reviewing with Russell was great because he had some great insight in how to portray my reputation. Havi... ... middle of paper ... ...one on the topic, so going back to try and find almost every source I have ever read was a little daunting, but I found most of them. I wanted to thank Ms. Geary for reminding me how much writing can do for me. It helped me realize that writing isn’t so horrible but it is just hard work. My writing skills have improved due to this class and all Ms. Geary had taught me.
Also, I have trouble with when I use a quote from a book how to introduce it and explain why I chose it. I hope to overcome these obstacles next semester. However, I feel my strengths were collecting information after I understood what I was reading and also adding evidence in my papers. Once I took notes on my reading and then read over my notes a couple times it was easier for me to lay out an outline and come up with ideas to talk about. The evidence I would always choose would be quotes from the books, which I feel I picked the right ones to use.
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.
As a strong math, science and engineering student, writing has not come easy to me and by taking this class, I was hoping to become a stronger writer. Throughout the semester, organizing ideas in logical ways has become straight forward thanks to the peer discussions and review I have had. Before this class, I struggled to transition between ideas and discuss each idea in a logical sequence and, unfortunately, my language arts and history grades suffered as a result. By exuding effort and receiving guidance, my hope was to improve my writing and prepare myself for the college writing which would be
In contrast, I found that the professor and the course were not at all intimidating as I assumed, the professor took time from his busy schedule to help his students to further improve their writing and the writing topics were very stimulating and thought provoking. Composition 1 has helped me learn more about myself and my writing skills, which allowed me to further self-evaluate myself, find where I need improvement and become motivated to change. As we approached the due date for the first essay assignment, the professor asked us to share our introduction paragraph aloud to the class. Since I barely knew any of my peers, I found the aspect of participation terrifying at first. However after becoming familiar with my surroundings and fellow mates, I felt at ease sharing what I my thoughts and receiving positive feedback.
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.
Reflective Introduction I began the semester with some knowledge of the different types of writing, and I learned why my audience is so important. Knowing my audience helps me make decisions on what information to include in my papers, how I should arrange my information, and what kind of supporting details will be necessary for my reader to understand what I am presenting. I learned that tone in writing can be very powerful, and I liked how I could express my attitude through my papers. I discovered tones can change rapidly or remain the same throughout a piece of text. The class and I have been working on group activities such as Peer Review Forms, Inquizitive, D2L’s every Tuesday, and four paper packets.
English 101 was certainly different from my other English classes; we actually focused on different parts of the writing process in each class instead of wasting our time discussing the same components of the process over and over again. As I reflect on my experiences throughout the semester of English 101 I am aware that I have met very important requirements of writing that I feel were very valuable for me as a student and my writing has improved progressively. Gradually through the whole semester, Peer Review sessions became a great and positive influence on my writing. It is very helpful to have two people with different views on writing read and critique my paper, and give me feedback on what they think I should improve or correct. We didn’t change peer review groups and I was very delighted because I have gotten a chance to see my group members grow as a writer.
One day Professor Braun said to me that I have to not only write about the facts on my response, I also have to add more of what I think, add more to the conversation. So I did that for my final response, while I was agreeing with Lessig Lawrence I added more of what I think, I added examples expressing my point of view and the solution that I think was the best. So through this response I learned to express myself better adding more to conversation, adding examples and making my point clear. While I was writing my learning narrative. I learned how to think carefully about my ideas and how to organize it well in my paper.
I was not able to go over with the essay so I had a lot of mistakes in sentence structure. One thing I would like to improve is that some of my sentences are too wordy including the thesis and tøpic sentence. On the other hand, I still have done a fine job on the thesis development and providing support into it. Those two have worked well since the thesis and its evidence connect to each other which made my essay a well- constructed one. Furthermore, the practice in class