Language Arts Skills During My English 101 Class

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I obtained a very broad variety of Language Arts skills in my English 101 class. Upon starting this class, I assumed that this would simply be a class to get everyone at Highline College, a diverse college with many people who have English as their second language, the ability to write structured essays about what they’ve read. Although this class certainly did do that, it also did much more to increase students’ language arts abilities. I learned that despite writing normally being a solitary activity, someone generally writes to participate in academic conversation. Moreover, to participate in the academic conversation, they need to be able to read analytically, connect their ideas in a way that would make sense to others, and relate…show more content…
The reason that I went through these processes was to have strong supporting evidence as illustrations to my points. Selecting evidence that illustrates my points allowed me to later explain these points and why they mattered in a way that would connect well with my thesis. Also, I learned to better introduce topics to readers. Previously, I very much struggled with introductions, and because I didn’t know which direction to take them in, I often ended up simply using them as a place to summarize my essays. Now, I have learned about and am able to use inverted triangle introductions. For example, when writing my persuasive essay introduction, I started out with a general sentence to grab the audience’s attention, declaring, “When using the internet, people generally get a very personalized experience.” Then, I went on to introduce the problem to the audience, telling the audience about why companies feel the inclination to use filter bubbles, however, also telling them why filter bubbles are harmful. Lastly, I stated my thesis, remarking “The American public should pressure companies to stop the filter bubble from causing a harmful effect that prevents people from taking part in community dialogue” (Persuasive Essay). Inverted triangle introductions give readers a better introduction to my essay because by the end of the introduction, they feel a strong inclination to keep reading due to interest in the subject and have a general understanding

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