To begin with, this English 101 course differed from the previous English courses I have taken by being less hostile, more informative, and all around more helpful. This course was much more relaxed, in the way that, students were not constantly looking over their shoulder terrified that the teacher might come up behind them and belittle everything they had written and throw it out. Dr. Bosse took the time to go over each type of writing we were about to encounter, giving us examples and explaining the examples to make sure each of us knew exactly what was expected and how we could accomplish it. If we had problems, there was no doubt, we could go to him for help and advice, whether it be in class or not. Dr. Bosse made sure that each of us
In Honors English (3rd and 5th), ask students to turn in yesterday’s assignment. They have a test on “A Problem” today, so they should log into their pearson accounts online and take the test. I will check their scores and put them in Skyward asap. Once their test is finished please have them read pages 78-79 in the literature book. Their assignment is to read “Like the Sun” (pgs 80-84) and “The Open Window” (pgs 85-88). They should be looking for instances of paradoxes and irony during each reading. They need to complete the critical thinking questions on pages 84 and 88.
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
The five-minute warning bell goes off. I rush to my first class of my junior year, eager to see my classmates, who I was going to spend the rest of the 9 months with. I find myself stumbling into a classroom plastered with decorations of Denzel Washington with a Dr. Seuss book in his hand, a t and college flags galore. My AP English 11 class suddenly seemed so appealing to me. As a beautiful, curly haired short lady stood in front of me and said “Welcome to AP English 11,” I knew that I had found a treasure so much greater than just a pretty classroom. Little did I know, that short lady was going to inspire me throughout my challenge filled second-to-last year of high school.
January of 2017 I started taking an English Comp II class. I was very hesitant about it because I knew I wasn't so good in writing. Coming into the class with a little bit of knowledge was good but I still am not a good writer or where I should be at this point. All the assignments the teacher give is kind of complicated for me because i just can’t come up with ideas to help me start and get through my paper. I wish i could focus better and be able to write papers.
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
When first learning about 1011 option I had bittersweet feelings about it, I love English but I’m pretty lazy. Pretty much being forced into the class I went in skeptical on the course and instructor, asking myself “ do I need this extra work load”? Unless learning is love for someone, I’m sure anyone with the same option to take this course would think similarly. I’m here to tell you that the 1011 course is a worthwhile option for students. The class community, additional supports in 1010, and one on one with instructors make this class an awesome option for any student.
In my opinion, through joining National English Honour Society, I may be able to gain a creative outlet in the subject I am passionate about. My greatest passion is learning new things, and exploring areas that interest me. Furthermore, meeting others that have the same passion for English would be enjoyable. Through this society, I would love to explore and help the community by reading to children, or doing community service related to English. I would love to tutor and help others who struggle in English, since I was not always a strong writer. Most of all however, my goal is to inspire others to have the same passion as I do in learning, even if they find it in another subject area.
In modern day america we measure growth by one word, success. During my years as an english student, I never liked grammar. Nothing made me feel successful about my papers or my journal entries. This class is designed to encourage and develop skills as a reader, writer, and a thinker. Some students view this class as a college credit. When I first joined this class that is exactly what I thought. Never would I guess that an english course would help me in the ways that it has.
Honestly, I did not completely understand the meaning of “composition” before taking this English course, nor did I ever give the word much thought. I was a little worried when I was told I needed an English course as a pre requisite to transition to my RN. I had not written an essay since high school, which was a good 15 years ago, and truly felt my ability to compose an essay was not where it needed to be in order to make it through this English course. I feel that the encouragement from my awesome support system has helped me make it past this course that I absolutely dreaded and was fearful of not passing. Taking time to study and being able to revise my essays made me realize that I had a lot to work on in order to complete a successful
This fall semester was an exciting and interesting days to me. I was little nervous coming to this fall semester, even though I was happy to be in college after my high school graduation this year. The transition between high school and college was big, I changed my whole life system. I learned how to maintain the time and even changed my learning style from the high school in order to be successful in college. In this transition between high school to college, English 1301 helped me a lot. This semester in this online course I learned what it takes to be a good college student. Especially in this English class I improved my reading skills, writing skills and analyzing skills.
English 10 has been one bizarre adventure from formal writing, to poetry, and then to creative writing. In this course, I have learned that there’s room for improvement in everything I do. As a kid, I struggled with writing, as it was my second language, but this course has made me not dislike it as much anymore. Some of the strengths I have discovered is my planning and editing skills. I always plan ahead before I write so I know what I’m doing. My editing skills are also extremely strong because I often edit to a greater extent than needed. I know I have improved my vocabulary because as I edit I change the bland words in my essay. I still need to improve on my storytelling and my grammar. Sometimes I forget to insert commas and semicolons
English classes in high school and middle schools tend to focus more on the writing part of the subject, and I actually used to think English classes and writing classes were the same. Therefore, it was surprising for me to learn new material in Dr. Holterhoff’s class Visual Culture, Digital Archives, and H. Rider Haggard. This class focused more on making posters that help you be convincing, as well as presentation skills. We also learned how to analyse the posters in a written format so that a person reading it, or hearing the presentation, could understand the reasoning behind a particular format for a project. Throughout the semester, this English class helped me the most by introducing me to a wide array of possibilities for conducting
In this world an abundant amount of people, mispronounce or misspell words, but with speech therapy, practice and English classes people are improving their ability to read and write. I have, and I’m sure a few others have as well. I was in the third grade when my English teacher handed the class a writing assignment, the class was assigned to write a story about our future; afterward, we were required to present it in front of the entire class. The stories were due two weeks after the teacher passed out the assignment, which left the class enough time to write the story and practice presenting. Two weeks later, the day came when it was time to present our stories, the lights in the classroom were off and the hallways were noisy. I did not
Over the past few years I have really gained an interest in the way writers can influence different emotions onto their readers and how a simple sentence can change meaning based on how different audiences view it. I am intrigued by the way authors can manipulate different emotions by expressing individual thoughts yet also encouraging the reader to express their understanding of the texts. Language is a subject that defines us personally, it is universal but yet still define us as individuals. My decision to study English is based on my desire to enhance my understanding of how we, as humans, speak and interact with each other on a daily basis. Although the linguistic element is something I have only recently studied, I have a strong interest in analysing the precise elements of the English language, more specifically the relationship between the spoken features of a text based upon who is listening.