My high school years were not spectacular, nor were they terribly productive.I left high school without learning how to proficiently write an essay. However, CUNY's Borough of Manhattan Community College afforded me a desperately needed second chance. It was at BMCC that I sharpened many of the skills I should have mastered in high school. I was able to greatly improve my writing ability. I began college as a student who found writing a 2 page paper to be a terrifyingly daunting task, but due to practice and numerous resources offered by CUNY, I soon was able to compose papers consisting of 10-14 pages with confidence and efficiency.
Writing, and literacy in general, is one of the founding cornerstones of modern society. It is difficult to find any sort of occupation that doesn’t require at least some basic writing skills. From business managers to lawyers to doctors, despite their notoriously bad handwriting, all require intimate knowledge of writing
University Writing Center (UWC) and Academic Success Center (ASC) are two of the university facilities that help students enrich their academic experience. While UWC assists students in improving their written and oral communication skills through one to one consulting sessions, online resources, and workshops, ASC works to enhance students’ intellectual performance through academic coaching, supplemental instruction, drop-in tutoring sessions, and peer mentoring. Both of the organizations take a collaborative learning approach to encourage students to develop necessary study skills for academic success and increase student retention. ASC offers various student development programs; however, our focus for this proposal will be on drop-in tutoring services offered by ASC.
When you start to think about it, quickly you realize that almost everything we do in life has some sort of writing around it. Whether it be sending a simple text message or writing a long essay we all have to have the common foundation of how to write.
There comes a time in life where we see an impossible obstacle, and do the best that we can to overcome it. For me, this was my AP English Language class in high school during senior year. The time was now, summer is nearly over. I analyzed my strengths and
Besides the fact that the writing center is understaffed, there are some challenges faced every day by all writing centers, not just the writing center at NOVA Alexandria. Some of these challenges were mentioned in a paper by Rachel Cooke and Carol Blesdoe, “(1) guiding students through the sequence of the writing process; (2) assisting students who may be uncertain about assignment guidelines; (3) operating under time constraints; (4) empowering students to take charge of their learning; and (5)evaluation of sources for quality and preventing plagiarism.”
The CAPSA tutoring program is an organization that aims to provide assistance for new immigrants and others in adapting to the American society of Montgomery County. Tutoring is a sheer part of this goal. As a Chinese immigrant myself, I have attended CAPSA as a tutee before. During the four years as a tutee, I have benefitted academically and socially. Growing up through CAPSA with my tutors and peers, it truly inspired me to give back to the community that had shaped me to who I am today. Two years ago, I applied to be a tutor with the passion in helping others just as my tutors had done for me. During these two years, I have tutored both newly immigrated eighth grade students, both of which were completely different in personality. The
From the early beginning of the school year to the current day, my writing skills and knowledge have improved and broadened over time. If not drastic, the change is noticeable nevertheless. For almost an entirety of eighth grade, assignments of varying difficulty challenged me to a degree. To be frank, some seemed as though they were beyond my comprehension and ability. However, determination amalgamated with knowledge obtained in advance helped me to overcome my doubts, for I exceeded my expectations; surprisingly good grades and comments are a delight, owing to the fact of that I don’t tend to think of myself as being proficient at writing. Consequently, the assignments given to me this school year shaped me into who I am as a writer.
I would like to participate in the Immokalee Readers program to help young children reach their highest academic potential. It will help me to develop many college and career readiness skills. Being a tutor will help me to further my communication and collaboration skills; Communicating with the kids will help
Growing up in elementary school every day presented a new obstacle that needed to be overcome. Most of the time they were reading and writing challenges, and most of the other students at my grade level didn’t have the difficult time I did.
As previously discussed, I would like to try to implement a writing program for Lindenwood Belleville campus. I believe that implementing a specific writing program for students to improve their writing, and critical thinking, is crucial to the success of our undergraduate students in their future careers, and the reputation of Lindenwood University.
As Tutoring Vice President of NHS, I will organize all the tutoring dates by personally distributing a weeklong schedule to each and every NHS member asking him or her to fill in the dates that they are available for tutoring. From there, I plan on incorporating the members’ availabilities into
This year through National Honor Society I had the opportunity to participate in a study to better the social skills of autistic youth. Once a week I attended a photography class each week we alternate between taking pictures and editing them. The autistic students come an hour before we
My life and Writing Along the Way Writing has always been a love – hate relationship of mine. In the past, I have had many writing experiences, both good and bad. I find many things involved with writing both simple and difficult. But in the end, I hope to become a
“Growth through challenge”, was the motto used Sara Tarbay (adapted from the Devil Pups youth-citizenship development program) to describe the development of her writing experience over the past few years. Writing has never been her favorite activity to do throughout the day, but the instilled self-discipline in her put there by the Pups has challenged her mentally enough to overcome any obstacle. In overcoming obstacles in her writing, she has established experiences with many literacies, with both good and bad proficiencies that contribute to what she has to offer for this class.