How I Taught My Writing A College Level Paper

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Cover Letter This part of the semester has taught me many key concepts and lessons in writing and understanding. When it comes to writing a paper, it was important for me to learn how to properly asses the directions and my notes to create a college level paper. I struggled with various things throughout the semester as well. Some of the concepts, organization in my writing, and formality with first person, are things that were harder for me to grasp. Throughout the readings, responses and lessons this semester, I have learned how to further excel in higher-level writing. First of all, I was taught how to read with a more advanced way of thinking. What I mean by this, is that I was taught it is more efficient to highlight and make notes during the time when reading. This way, it was easier for me to go back and easily find important things from each of the readings. I was taught how to efficiently use critical reading in to improve my writing through the thought provoking articles given in English 101. Furthermore, it was simpler for me to paraphrase, summarize, and add to the readings in the margins so that my own ideas could combine with the author 's. Taking these notes as I read the articles helped organize my notes and further prepared me to compose my responses. In addition, English 101 has helped me to further my use of the writing process. For me, I have always struggled with using the writing process in the proper order, but through the readings, I was given a guideline to follow. Also, I learned the importance of going back through the writing process for absolution in the work I did. For example, when I wrote the response for "Alone Together", by Sherry Turkle, I went back through the editing phase cou... ... middle of paper ... ...them. On the other hand, many people take the connection that is available to them as a substitute for real, in person, communication. For example, people may contemplate meeting up with a person rather than just sending them a text message that would say the same thing. “We are changed as technology offers us substitutes for connecting with each other face-to-face” (Turkle). Taking a closer look at this issue may present a future problem as people begin to become socially distanced from the real world around them and society, as a whole. This kind of in-person communication withdrawal may result in more mental/emotional problems long-term as people choose to spend more time alone. As a result, I believe that technology and social media can serve as a positive thing for staying in touch, as long as it is not used as a full time substitute for a real connection.
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