Over the course of this semester I learned a lot about myself as a writer. This English 101 class has really allowed me to expand my essay structure and ways of thinking. This was my first college writing course and it has given me much more freedom when writing because in high school I felt limited and like what we were writing was not very important. In high school I would write essays to just to fulfill the required word or page count and to a degree I still feel like this but maybe that is why I am an engineering major but in this course I actually was able to express my ideas and for the first time really test the limits of my writing capabilities. I really enjoyed being able to incorporate my voice more in my essays and I believe
During this semester, the realization of my past was that I have often skimmed through parts of the writing process to get the job done. Not being an avid reader often hindered my writing abilities. This class most definitely made me realize that the entire writing process is important and having peer reviews also helped significantly and certainly made a difference in the result of my work. Taking the time to read, brainstorm my thoughts, write an outline, rough draft after rough draft, reading constructive criticism of others helped in the revisions of my papers’ reaching the best possible outcome. When selecting English 102, I knew I would be challenged, but to what extent I was unsure. If like past English courses that were taken learning to write essays would be the goal. Once realizing that my work would be shared with others, providing informed information
English 101 and English 102 were both classes that greatly contributed to my writing abilities, and changed certain aspects of my approach to the writing process. The courses’ exposed my weaknesses as a student, and motivated me to persevere through academic obstacles and failures. English 101 and 102, also helped me improve the areas of writing that I was already proficient in, essentially giving me a desire to strive for academic excellence. Both of the classes contributed to my writing skills in their own unique ways, and helped establish more background in my essays. English 101 helped me in very specific components of my writing.
The one thing that changed my mind about writing is that I wasn’t timed and I didn’t have to do it in class. My
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
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 the course English 101 at Capital Community College I was able to develop my writing very well. I enjoyed my first class at the college level but there are some things that I didn't find favorable. I put forth my best effort most of the semester and it's really shown in my grades. All my major essays have shown progress. Im satisfied with how far i have come as a writer and i do plan to take English 102.
I entered this class with a general idea of what was going to be expected of me and what I was going to have to accomplish in order to be successful, and I credit the extent of my preparation for this course to the extensive instruction and critiques provided for me by my high school teachers. By them I was taught the fundamentals of composition which allowed me the time and energy to more deeply understand the intricacies of good writing which I would be taught in college. Although I learned many new concepts in English 101, I feel as though I had a stable foundation to build on and enhance with more refined skills.
I’ve been writing essays and reading books ever since I could remember. Starting out, I didn’t exactly like English class as a whole subject. I was always more interested in math, science, and history. English was always a boring subject to me. As I grew older and older and got to experience much more English classes I’ve found myself digging deeper and deeper to find better books to read and more interesting essay subjects to write about. As an English student, I’ve discovered how much my thoughts on essays has changed, what types of books I enjoy reading, and what my strengths and weaknesses are when it comes to English.
In a utopia, everyone is portrayed as an accepted character, with no problems and withdraws holding them back in their “perfect society”. Unfortunately, this is not the world we live in today. Reality sucks. Reality is an unfair society with egotistical individuals who only want to better themselves by making everyone feel worse. These selfish characters do not realize that every individual goes through something completely different than they do. Although, they cannot notice, they wear blinders, expecting people to live up to their standards. The pain they cause... Endless neglection, having to improve yourself, these emotions you have to live up to in order to be accepted. I felt them take control, and there was no way I could escape them. I shut down from everyone, and everything.
I have always known that slavery exists in the modern world, but to me it always seemed like something that happened far away in other countries. Growing up in rural Ohio, I was always under the impression that human trafficking didn’t occur in the various small towns in which I lived. It was not until I took a class in global public health which addressed issues of modern day slavery and human trafficking that I realized the extent of slavery in the United States, and especially in Ohio. I was shocked that I had gone for so long without knowing that so many people were suffering around me, in a country that is founded on freedoms that slavery directly violates. In panels and speaking events that I have attended I’ve heard advocates talk about the trafficking victims that they have encountered in Ashland, and in other areas of Ohio. From these community members I have learned that there is a need for advocates to fight human trafficking in all areas, business, healthcare, law enforcement, education, but especially in the legal sector. Legal professionals can advocate for victims by giving them a voice and by prosecuting traffickers. The scope of modern slavery in the world, in my home state of Ohio, and in my community is unacceptable to me and I decided that I would fill that need and dedicate my life to battling human trafficking and helping victims.
Many decisions, monumental as well as minuscule, are made throughout a lifetime. Decisions can lead to the luxurious Hollywood Hills or the local state penitentiary. These decisions will mold our ever fleeting lives into legendary masterpieces or into unforgiving regret. With such an abundance of decisions, they are easily taken for granite. That being stated, there are decisions that leave an everlasting mark to never be forgotten.
When I was looking at which college to attend I was not sure what exactly I was looking for. After going on visits and recruit days, I learned that I wanted to go to college at a place that valued academics just as much as athletics. I also wanted coaches that care more about the player than they care about the result of the player. One other thing I wanted was a place that I felt I would be able to fit in. Now that I am here I have goals that I need to meet in order to make my time here worth it. I have academic, athletic and personal goals that I look forward to being able to accomplish in my time as Augustana.
I am a full-time student and I reside on campus. I am in the honors program and many of the honors cohort resides in Anthony or Sherman Hall. I am including this in my paper because I want you to understand that the people who I live with I am familiar with. Our laundry room is combined with our kitchen there is a nice table with chairs, normal kitchen amenities, and of course the washer and dryer. Sunday evening, I washed a load of clothes which is normal however instead of drying them and then folding them I decided to wash them and fold them wet. I folded my clothes in the kitchen area at the table so people would come in and see that I was folding my clothes and just make normal conversation with me.
Language is something so foreign, yet simultaneously it is familiar to me. It might sound really odd at first, but this is what I really experience as an international student studying the United States. Upon reflecting on my experiences, I am very thankful that I already have a decent level of English speaking skill from my home country, Singapore. Having said that, my English skills at that time were not entirely grammatically correct likewise I had limited vocabulary in my own “dictionary” which needed a lot of polishing when I first came to the country. Now that I have lived here for a few years, I had overcome my initial struggles with English especially, since English is the predominant language spoken here it is strongly recommended that Non-English Speakers should have an adequate standard of English other than their primary language. Also, being bilingual is not a major issue not only has it’s own advantageous; it lets the Non-English speaking communities to keep their culture while acquiring another language.