At the outset I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to my distinguished professor for her efforts with me and wish her more health and success.
English 101 was a general education course I had to be enrolled in. I personally chose this section number because it was the last one available in the morning and didn't interfere with my job and other class. My overall experience was great, it's a great environment if you put the time and effort to advance in your reading and writing abilities. I believe I have came along way compared to the work and effort I gave in the beginning of the class. Looking back at what I've accomplished in this course I feel like an appropriate grade to receive would be a B.
Starting a new chapter in life is difficult, it comes with new experiences, new conflicts, and a lot more tension. To be honest a lot of things change when you start to experience the generation of junior high your mind set swifts off of the child set themes to more productive thinking you try to understand many things that are not meant to be understood.
As the semester was coming to a beginning I honestly thought I was ready for this course. I say this because senior year high school I took an advanced placement English class. I also, say I was ready to start this course because I have had practice with English and writing essays during my summer before beginning Fall year. I would get good grades on my essays both my AP English class and my Summer English class. So with that being said I thought I was going to do good in this course. As I began this course and saw that we were only going to be doing three essays and a portfolio for the whole year, I thought I was so ready for the semester. I thought this class was going to be one of my easiest class. As assignments were coming up I thought
When I began working in this class I was fearful that it would be a waste of my time. In high school, I took two AP English classes: administration at my school cancelled the first one in the middle of the year and I did not excell in the second. However, because of my educational background I am used to being challeneged and I did not see this course doing that for me. I never characterized myself as a great writer but I was already very familiar with the skills being reviewed so I did not believe that this course would add much value to my writing skills.
Ever since I was a child, I never really enjoyed the subject of English. Aside from me considering the subject to be boring my vocabulary always seemed to be lacking compared to my peers, and the time I spent on reading passages and answering questions about those passages was much longer than my classmates’. However, my literacy skills started to slowly develop, and I ended up appreciating English in my junior and senior years of high school.
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
This semester, we have practiced several reading, writing, and critical thinking skills. Many of these that have helped me become a better writer this past semester. The readings, writings, and critical thinkings were not the only things that helped me become a better writer. I highly believe that the constructive criticism from yourself Professor Freeman is what helped the most. Every Time you graded a paper and left comments it pushed me to do better and improve on the next. So if I was to take anything to English 101/Composition 2 it would be a combination of determination to be better and all of my skills i’ve learned over this semester, such as outlines, organization, analyzing, and how to write a working thesis.
In the first quest from the semester, summary and analysis of “Cheer up, it’s only the end of the world” by Ira Chernus, the thesis of my paper was the thesis of the article too. “The Article, “Cheer up, it’s only the end of the world” states that there are two major threats to the world which could lead to an apocalypse: nuclear extermination and environmental extinction.” From my first paper to my last, I could see a difference in how I wrote. I had a lot of minor mistakes that I skimmed over. My quotations around certain texts were incorrect. I did not give a lot of detail in my analysis, but I did use several examples from the original work to add supporting details of my summary and analysis.
I took AP English Language course during my junior year and-truth be told-the teacher, I took it with was probably the best and the hardest English teacher at school. He would teach beyond his English lesson plan because he believed we should learn as much as we can now and not "learn it in college later." Additionally, he would make us respond to college prompts and read brilliant works by Ralph Waldo Emerson and Bertrand Russell. Of course, this took me some while to get used to, but because I'd do anything but drop out of AP so I pulled through by making sure I had my priorities straight and did the coursework I needed to do, asked questions whenever I had the slightest uncertainty, and collaborated extensively whenever I could with my classmates
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The AP English course is a difficult and time-consuming course that requires dedication and persistence. AP English has a large course load compared too high school and I feel with persistence and dedication the work will be challenging and rewording. Advice to help with the amount of reading material is to take your time when reading and don’t rush find key details in the text and underlining details.
In my third semester, I was privileged to attend the course History of Literatures in English: Reading the Canon and Beyond at the same time as when the world celebrated Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary. The focus of this lecture was three of Shakespeare’s tragedies: Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear. Despite having read and analyzed Hamlet in my AP English class, I found it delightsome to partake in a class that focused specifically on the features of Shakespeare’s plays and how they have influenced later generations. The examination of Tom Stoppard’s play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead underlined the significance of Shakespeare’s impact. As with Hamlet, I had already studied this play during my AP English course; however, I valued reading
No matter what, a person is always learning and throughout the course of my senior year, I have learnt more as compared to my rest of high school English class. In AP English class, I have gained the knowledge of English skills and learnt the techniques in depth which will eventually help me throughout my college careers too. I would also say that because of help and the pressure from the teacher I am used to now writing an essays. Now, I do not get frustrated writing any sort of essays. This class has prepared me for the college too.
Ms. Sullivan is a third grade teacher at an elementary school where English language learners (ELLs) make up approximately 85 percent of the student population. The majority of the third graders she teaches are of Asian, African American, and Hispanic ethnicities and seem to be within the intermediate stages of English language proficiency. In the video lesson, Ms. Sullivan presents a whole group math lesson measuring temperature using a thermometer. In this lesson, Ms. Sullivan utilizes a wide variety of sheltered instructional strategies to improve her ELLs’ language development.