IDS 101 Cornerstone Seminar has been a course that has made you think deeper in many areas. I have learned how as well as the importance of analyzing and evaluating books, and topics whether to take a position, use an analogy, discuss cause and correlation, summarize, paraphrase, quote, beginning an research paper, peer editing, developing an abstract, and using MLA or APA format just to name a few. This has been a process where I have used parts of brain that hasn’t been woken up in some time. To start off with week one and not fully knowing where to start I was pleased to reflect on myself relating it to Gladwell’s “10,000-Hour Rule” in Outliers. To see how I made connection to Gladwell’s philosophy about being successful and what it all
My overall experience in English 101 has definitely changed the style in which I read and write. This online English 101 course has introduced me to many different types of writing that I did not know even existed. From weekly discussion boards, to the interview college, to the rhetorical analysis and research essay, I have learned how to properly and effectively write with many different tones and attitudes. Not only have I learned how to write with many tones and attitudes but I have also strongly caught onto the concept of how to address multiple audience groups in the most appropriate way possible. After reflecting on all of the concepts I have discovered in English 101 this semester, I have realized that I have not only grown tremendously
I have exceeded the deadline for choosing my courses for next year and I apologize. My mid-year transition between schools seems to have interfered with my course selection. The website did not let me choose the courses I wanted. May I come to you to fix this any time you are available? Thank you very much.
My name is Ashtin Shyenne Colby. I was born in Lawton, Oklahoma on October 13, 1998. I am the second child of Glenn Colby and Belinda Colby. My older brother Austin is eight years older than me. I have lived with my family in the same house for the entirety of my life. A few other people have lived with us temporarily in the past. The only others living with us now are my pets. I have a German Shepherd Husky mix dog named Brownie and a fluffy, black and white rabbit named Twink.
I learned, that in order to get a good score on my AP essays, it will take a lot of effort, and I won't have a lot of time. I need to write in a way that the reader can understand and comprehend my ideas, and control of language, while successfully getting my point across in a clear-cut way. This will allow me to get a score based how effective the essay is (Nine being the most effective and zero being the least). In addition, my score should reflect the essay’s quality as a whole. Completing this activity helped me realize that the expectations are high when it comes to writing essay, and I will need to work hard to get the best score that I can.
Within the design challenged for Y100: Exploring Informatics and Computer Science, I was able to begin the semester by practicing a key skill I may use in my future career: consulting and analyzing. This assignment was enjoyable, because it not only allowed to me to experience characteristics about a future job I may have, but it also allowed me to discuss and review different wants and needs of a few individuals and compare them.
My writing history is nearly non-existent and attenuated me when corresponding with others. Throughout my childhood, I went to various schools, normally completing a year and then being forced to attend a different school often due personal reasons. My high school wasn’t a traditional school, but an Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) self-paced environment. We basically had to teach ourselves the curriculum by reading, understanding, and taking examinations at the end of each individual course work. The school had a teacher; however, I referred to her as a “supervisor” since she couldn’t teach anything. Bluntly put, I taught myself all my studies such as algebra, world history, and physics, but I never learned anything about writing or writing in specific formats. WRTG 101 should be the first required class for
Events in my life that will influence my academic work and goals as a student at CCU are, being a healthcare provider and phlebotomist for the past eight years. The other would be my struggles growing up with a single mother who battled depression until the end at the age of 51 years old. I will start with my childhood my parents divorced when I was 8 my mom had battled depression and suicide as long as I could remember, seeing her struggle in and out of hospitals and doctors offices being denied care because she did not have health insurance coverage. She did see a family doctor I felt she never truly cared or listened to my mother’s pain or needs. Dr. Palmer’s idea of treating her was by prescribing medication after medication and sending
At the beginning of the semester I was overwhelmed by the idea of having to present for such long periods of time in front of my peers. I was confident in my ability to understand the CRISPR/Cas9 topics that I chose to research, but was unsure of my ability to present that information in a way that was made sense to my classmates. Discerning how I was going to put together each of the presentations after having gathered all of the information was one of the most time consuming aspects of this course.
When August rolled around the corner I started to get nervous and excited about taking ENGL 102 Research Writing, nervous because writing isn’t my strong point and excited because it would mean learning something new. I have heard the horror stories from other students about writing ten page papers and couldn’t fathom the idea of having to write about one topic for ten pages long. I remember when I first looked at the syllabus and felt quite over-whelmed. After about a month into the class I realized it wasn’t so bad after all, and really started to understand the whole concept of writing based off of research. Through exercises, reading, and discussion boards it was all starting to make sense.
The challenging component this semester was transitioning from being a high school level writer to a college-level writer. However, English 10 has by far been my best experience in writing. By taking this course I have retrieved many helpful elements, that will help me be a successful writer throughout college. In high school, essays often gave me anxiety and stress, however, when taking English 10, I was able to learn to enjoy the process and the art of writing purposefully and mindfully. Even though I have taken advanced placement English courses in high school and have taken a practice run of college level English over the summer with Professor Brenda Venezia, I was still able to get a lot more out of this course. To showcase my progress in this course, I have included my essay from project 2 a rhetorical analysis titled, “Black Lives Matter!” and a research essay from project 3 titled “Why is Racism dangerous?”, which effectively demonstrate my growth as a creative writer, reader, and thinker.
For as long as I could remember I never understood how to comprehend shakespeare, or old English poetry such as epics. My first time being introduced to this type of writing was 9th grade where she had us read Romeo and Juliet . At first, I was excited because I had always heard great things about the book and movie. However, I had no idea it was written in a different context. I was introduced to different words and phrases I never heard of . It had reminded me a lot of the bible, how you actually had to put things into perspective yourself because the message would never be as clear. It’s almost like critical thinking, but even knowing that trick I still would have no idea what I was reading or what the message was. We often would