Over the past year I had a chance to develop a deeper understanding of what it takes to develop successful paper. Taking English 1010 was a great experience because it prepares students on becoming better writers through college life. Even though this is my second year in college I was unable to take English 1010 the first year, but taking this class truly show me what college professors are looking for when we are ask to write a successful paper. College professors expect every student to be able to evaluate each topic and be descriptive in their essay.
The primary aim of English 1101 is to prepare the student to effectively communicate, and identify or create new knowledge in various spheres of life. English 1101 assisted me to have control over the writing conventions through extensive writing practice or reading, guided by evaluations and feedbacks from my course instructor. The course contains several topics namely; effective writing processes, rhetorical organizations methods, academic writing formats and styles, critical reading skills, researching, and citing the researched sources.
In "Learning to Read and Write" by Fredrick Douglass, "The Good Immigrant Student" by Bich Minh Nguyen and "The Joy of Reading and Writing" by Sherman Alexie, each author narrates their experiences in acquiring literary skills. A common factor for all of them is that they all experienced significant difficulties in becoming proficient in academics . Through a variety of rhetoric strategies, the authors articulate their utmost concerns where they present strong evidence on the difficulties experienced by minority communities in their quest for education. Therefore, this paper asserts that the role of reading, writing, and language relates to racial discrimination, cultural difference, and freedom which is of much relevance to today’s
I am tearing my hair to squeeze every single word from my poor mind to finish this letter. Yet deep in my frontal cortex, there is no part of mechanisms that is designed for writing a self-analyzing letter to my instructors. However, it has been ten weeks I studied in this course, and all my favorite works in these ten weeks are gathering in this tiny portfolio. I have wrote a several rhetorical practices that taught me basic rules of rhetorical essays. I have wrote a rhetorical analysis, which explained both the thesis of the reading and my own arguments against the reading. I finished my last rhetorical project three days ago with telling another interesting story. All these assignments were tiny pieces of my writing style and they built up together to present me a general concept of being a successful writer. I learned that, and I made a number of changes to upgrade my writing skills. At last, I decide to offer you these changes I have made as a start-up story writer in the college.
As the Fall 2017 term comes to end, I look back on what I have accomplished in this class. English 102 – Composition II was one of the most challenging and toughest class I have taken at UW-Stout, but feel as though it has helped me to improve my writing skills. Even before the semester started the feeling of anxiety had taken over, as writing has never been my strongest skill, but stayed positive and confident I would be successful. Much to my surprise, my instructor, Michael Critchfield quickly addressed that this class would not be easy and amazingly changed my views of writing throughout the entire semester.
For an exceptional literacy narrative, several key features must be present. There must be a well told story with vivid detail, and it must clearly show the significance of the narrative. Amy Tan meets all these requirements in her work “Mother Tongue”. The significance of her story was very easy to see because she elaborated on how her mother’s broken English had a dramatic effect on her writing style and speech, as well as how it influenced some of her and her mother’s earlier experiences in life. She also describes the difficulties her mother faced because of how she spoke. The story reflects on earlier points in her life, then explains how they helped her develop into the writer that she is today. The story included vivid details, which
Throughout this year I have learned and accomplished many things in regards to my overall writing. English 112 has taught me many useful skills including different ways to organize and structure my writing, new methods to incorporate critical thinking into my pieces, and even how to better my writing with sentence varieties. The most improved area of my writing after this course is the creation and development of the opening thesis statement.
Proficient writing is an essential skill in all aspects of academic and professional achievement. English 101, Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric, provided the framework to good writing, teaching me composition and rhetoric fundamentals, polishing up my grammar and style, and expressing a clear message. English 102, Composition, Rhetoric, and Research, continued to build on the skills I learned in English 101, focusing on the subject matter research process and employing various rhetorical and literary devices to better express a clear message to the reader. The course also improved my critical thinking capacity, allowing me to culturally evaluate my target audience, present logically flowing arguments using appropriate language and structure, and critically reviewing my writing projects for content and expression. Every writer inherently knows there’s always room to improve and I hold fast to this mindset in all academic, professional, and personal writing projects. English 102 has both challenged and inspired me to grow into a much better writer than before I began the class, providing the necessary skills to be not just a good writer, but a great writer.
There have been many literary sponsors throughout my life that have helped me acquire valuable skills that I use in my college writing. My unique skillset is a result of my experiences and sponsors. In this class I hope to learn and practice new writing strategies.
The author of the introduction, the Pursuit of Literacy, is Dr. Deborah Brandt. She is a professor of english at Wisconsin Madison University. Her novel Literacy in America has received three awards: Modern Language Association’s Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize, the Grawemeyer Award, and the Conference on College Composition and Communication’s Outstanding Book Award.
I have chosen three papers for my portfolio: paper one - Language Matters: Positives and Negatives, paper two - PEP for Vitamins and Gender Roles, and a research paper, paper four - Child Vaccinations: Importance to a Healthy Society. I have written four papers in total, and I believe that these papers illustrate the different style of writing, and the progress I have made throughout this semester. The structure of this cover letter will display how these three particular papers address the English 101 grading rubric.
I have chosen three papers for my portfolio: Paper One - Language Matters: Positives and Negatives, Paper Two - PEP for Vitamins and Gender Roles, and a research paper, Paper Four - Child Vaccinations: Importance to a Healthy Society. I have written four papers in total, and I believe that these papers demonstrate the different styles of writing I have learned and illustrate the progress I have made throughout this semester. The structure of this cover letter will display how these three particular papers address the English 101 grading rubric.
Over the course of this past semester, my ability to write has improved tremendously. Prior to undertaking this course, my expertise in writing was not as fine-tuned as it should have been. I had never previously been enrolled in a class specifically tailored to writing-- which was quite clear. Upon reading my past works, it becomes apparent that my writing style consisted of fluff, small words, and inconsistently structured sentences. These problems have, for the most part, been remedied with the coursework I have tackled in College Writing. Rather than long, drawn out papers that take an eternity to reach the primary point, my recent work is much nicer in terms of composition and grammar. I credit these improvements to the three primary
Before I started this course, my writing was standard, and I had not yet developed skills that have made me the exceptional writer I am presently. I have improved as a writer by utilizing these skills and developing my own style of writing. Some of the skills I have learned are critical thinking, locating scholarly research, supporting opposing viewpoints, writing for a variety of audiences, drafting my own writing, improving on grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Showing these skills throughout the assignments I have written in GSW 1110, proves that I am prepared to not only move on to other college writing courses but also to use the skills to influence change in the workplace and the community.
Over the past eighteen weeks, I have put my best foot forward to launch my college career. My time in English 111 not only helped me grow as a writer, but as a student as well. Now that the semester has nearly ended, it gives me an opportunity to reflect on my first semester as a college student. From my participation and performance in the classroom, to my progress as a writer, to the processes I used to complete my assignments, I can learn from my experiences to grow as I continue my college education.