From what I can remember from my high school career, the essays that were assigned in my English class were based on the narratives, poetries and passages that were read in class. We would be assigned books and passages that our teacher would give us and write about what the author was trying to explain throughout his story. We would also have to compared and contrast different poems. The different kinds of writing assignments that I had to do in my high school English class were based on narrative essays, descriptive essays and persuasive essays. I would have to convince people what I thought about a book or poem through my writing. I also had to compare and contrast passages with novels. The most recent English writing assignment that I had to do in high school was my college essay. I
When I signed up for this course I was not expecting very much out of it. I assumed that, like most typical English courses, I would be learning to write proper essays. Once I saw that I would be writing to share experiences (Christmas tradition), writing to inform (biographical sketch), and writing to analyze (visual analysis) the class seemed easier. I thought this class would be a piece of cake! Unfortunately, I knew little of all the goals and expectations that would be needed from me! However, it was a pleasant surprise. I have never realized all the different types of writing, and how each writing area contains its own audience, purpose, genre, rhetorical situation, voice and tone, and context/medium/genre. Before entering this
Throughout this course, I was able to assess and evaluate my weaknesses and strengths in writing. This class has truly brought out my ability to write, a skill I did not believe I had. I now know what it takes to become a college-level writer. Also, at the beginning of the course I did not particularly enjoy writing. Now, however, I have a greater respect for
I hope to learn a lot during this course, but I mainly want to enhance my writing abilities. The ability to have a professional tone and style in all of my technical and academic writing is important. I want to be able to be correct and concise, without lacking any essential information. Furthermore, knowing when to apply different styles of writing to different audiences is important. Lastly, learning all of the grammar that I tend to forgot about such as, semicolons and colons, and when to use them. Overall, I’m excited to take this class and I’m ready to put in my full effort to receive the grade I want to
My entire life, I have looked forward to math class; it has always made sense to me. Plugging numbers into an equation and solving for x always came easy to me. Outside of school, I enjoy reading. Easily, I could pick up a book and read the entire thing as time just flies by me. The books I don’t like to read are the ones that I am forced to read in a constricted amount of time. Before this year, I’ve never taken an honors English class; I was the smartest one in my CP class. I never challenged myself which is the reason I decided to take AP English. I didn’t put this on my schedule have my transcript look good, or to boost my GPA, I want to become a better writer. In 20 years, the skills I learn throughout this year will be more important
Moreover, I consider homework assignments and activities in this course to be helpful. They have enhanced my writing skills, as I know how to write a story, a scenario, and how to support my argument. Frankly speaking, English writing must be my weakest point. However, due to our professor, all instructions were given in a precise manner and I could understand all tasks.
I am here to go through some expectations regarding this AP course with you all as Mr. Spencer is away at a conference. The things I will go over are so that you understand what this class is about, specifically as it relates to the advanced placement aspect of it. As this is an AP English class it’s essential for you to have a basic understanding of how you are to structure content in an essay. This means I will explain what makes a strong thesis and how to back it up with a strong argument and rhetoric. All of this being said, I will also give you information on what exactly is generally expected of you in this classroom as a whole.
This course will guide me to develop better writing habits. I will reach this goal by taking the time to use the proven process of writing, instead of just sitting down to write and start forming my papers without first outlining the concepts that I will be covering in the paper. This habit will take some time to develop, but if I use my new habits with every paper I write they will become habits to last a lifetime. I believe, by learning the writing process, this class will give me the confidence I need when putting ideas into words on paper.
English 111 has been a great course so far. I have been learning new material that will help me to improve my comprehensive English skills, such as speaking, reading and writing. In this course, we have covered many topics that usually are not presented or introduced to students in younger agers. Sexual harassment is one of the sensitive topics that we have discussed in details. I personally did not fully know what is the true definition of sexual harassment and what form of actions or phrases that we could say that would considered to be forms of sexual harassments or harassments in general. During lectures, we have looked cases of sexual harassments and how we can educate ourselves and be aware of this issue that our communities facing. Student were assigned to draw their thoughts and what they have
There are quite many aspects of this course that interest me, the main one being my love of writing. I’ve been on a few writing courses, the most notable being the Summer school for Poetry and Prose held at the University and College of London. It took part over three days and showed me the beauty of classic fiction works by the likes of Charles
One of my weaknesses in my writing is that I tend to have a “one track mind”. Once I have an idea about how to word something or organize an essay, I tend to only see it from that perspective, even if it’s not the most optimal way to convey my arguments. This class helped me think outside of the box and learn to organize things like I would not normally do, this included how I would analyze texts or synthesize ideas. The in-class activities helped me learn to be creative, the class readings gave me examples on how to organize that creativity and the instructor conferences helped me further organize my thoughts and organization.
A question frequently heard among students, from elementary to college, is “when will I need to know this?”. No matter the class, there is always someone who believes the course does not pertain to them and is a waste of time and money. Myself, I remember thinking that very same thing of AP Calculus and later Statistics. As someone aspiring for a career in the health sciences, I assumed that a comprehensive education in the various math forms was superfluous. And though I love history, English, and art, I caught myself wondering if I would ever utilize such knowledge beyond that class. What I have realized, however, is that all knowledge gained by an individual can only work to their advantage. Furthermore, I believe that liberal arts courses
Writing is something that I’m not good at because for some reason it is difficult for me to organize my thoughts coherently. One of my major weaknesses is that when writing I have trouble expressing my ideas well enough to ensure that my writing will accomplish the intended purpose. As a matter of fact, I tend to use a lot of words when it is not necessary. What I expect from this course is that I will help me improve my writing effectiveness. I’m looking forward to develop the skills that will allow me to have a better writing, and even enjoy from this activity. Furthermore, the course could allow me to improve other writing skills, such as critical
In the short semester this course happens to be, having assistance in deciphering what it means to be a wonderful writer is the goal. Along with this, I will have a clearer understanding on how to break down the information going into an essay; more importantly, this shall help essays flow together smoothly. Overall, it is thrilling to be able to take this course. Although, majoring in English remains to be something I am uninterested in. Thoughts of stepping into the dental field have come into play, but I happen to currently be undecided on what my plans are for after graduation. Attending a community college is more than likely the best bet. Interesting enough, during the school day generally I keep to myself, but I am an outgoing person.
Education is exceedingly important but as they say good things don’t come easy, and you have to work hard for what you want. In the today’s day and age multiple programs are created to help students of all ages attain a better education in easiest way possible, for example the Magnet Program in middle and high schools, AVID in high school and the ATM pathway program at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. The ATM pathway is a new program designed to assist students in advance transportation and manufacturing a more convenient and manageable way to complete their general education courses to receive a degree. In ATM English, the English course of the program, winter 2017 thought by professor Mancia students were able to excel without fear of failing but with confidence that they will succeed. Not everyone