I have truly enjoyed writing for most of my life and after this class I will continue to enjoy writing hopefully with more skill. I have always viewed myself as a fairly strong writer and this class has reaffirmed that for me, but it has also shown weaknesses in my writing. As an introduction level class this has been one of my favorites; at some point I will take a higher level, even though it is not required for my major. Even though this class is almost over I am continuing to learn. I also love that this class will help me with literally ever other class in my college career. I am not a particularly strong reader, but as my writing skills improve so do the reading skills. While in this class I have learned a lot about everything from what I can improve, to subjects that interest me, and constructing a successful paper.
The three things I learned this summer was that I just have to read every once In a while and I understand stuff. Reading this summer has improved a lot in my opinion. I can follow along with the professional reader when he reads and I can follow along with my pen when Mcgee reads, so that has improved since the school year. Also that our teacher can talk about things and actually make you think a little bit. Just when he does the little kindergarten impressions, he makes a really good point. He makes you think in depth which I think is a good thing.
What well in your classes? What did you need to do differently? What is your plan for success this semester? In this class, what will you need to do to be successful?
I believe I have grown a lot since the beginning of this course. My writing was severely lacking grammar and punctuation. I didn’t use any punctuation other than periods and very few commas spersed throughout my papers. My papers still need help in that area, but I have improved. I now know where they need to go and when it’s appropriate to use them. My papers aren’t exactly flawless but they are better than before. I would write how I speak at times and I knew it wasn’t right, but I would still do it because it allowed my papers to flow better in my mind. I read my papers out loud to help avoid my problem with writing how I speak. I’ve learned my writing style in this course, or lack thereof. I found a program that would benefit me now and
As the school years passed by, I kept doubting my religion because I felt different than the other people around me. Second grade to Fourth grade was a blur. I was affected by comments here and there, but nothing too exclusive. I started growing use to it. Until Fifth grade happened. I began wearing the hijab at the end of November of the school year. The first day I wore it, my teacher, Mrs. Casey, decided to ask me in an unprofessional matter, “Why have you decided to wear THAT on your head”. I could feel the eyes of everyone in class staring back at me, like daggers. My reply began with “Cause my cousin began wearing the scarf”. Yeah, I should have told you guys that that’s the reason behind me starting to wear the hijab. There was no reply
Throughout the conversation, Susan did not inform me that the home was still in First Look and not open to investors at this time. Susan did not highlight any features of the home, nor did she talk about the neighborhood or the surrounding area. When asked, Susan paused to reference the property file and stated, "In looking at the pictures it appears that it needs interior paint, carpet, appliances, and a few windows, which the previous seller must have taken." She stated, "I don't know why they have to remove things from the homes." I asked, "Do you have offers?" She paused to check the property file and answered, "No offers." I asked, "Is the property behind the home farmland?" She paused to reference the property file and replied, "It appears
I can still remember my heart pounding out of my chest. It was my first time in Writing 1, and my nerves were mostly the result of a friend’s advice. Winter quarter, my friend told me about her struggles in her writing class and she advised me not to take Professor Bernstein for Writing because as she said “he is really tough and a very hard grader.” However, I had no other option but to take writing with Professor Bernstein because all the other writing 1 classes conflicted with my schedule. Nevertheless, nine weeks have past since I first stepped foot in Writing 1, and I can certainly say that I have learned more than I ever expected. Yes, it is true, this class has been a challenge like no other, especially for me, being that English is
“I began learning long ago that those who are the happiest are those who do the most for others.” Booker T. Washington’s wise words accurately summarize what I learned throughout high school. I noticed that selfish people are the unhappiest and most discontent. In sharp contrast, I also observed that people who dedicate their lives to others are the most joyful and satisfied. People I admire tend to be selfless and servant-minded. I strive to mimic them, living with a selfless mindset. My special interests, talents, and unique experiences enabled me to make others’ lives better.
I've loved writing since I was a young child, especially creative writing. It allows me to express myself, and it seems almost magical to be able to create things simply by writing down a few symbols and twenty-six letters in various ways. I've written many fictional stories of various genres over the years. Unfortunately, while I have done a lot of creative writing, I haven't done as much academic writing. I would like this class to help me become the kind of student who earns A's on her papers by assisting me in becoming more efficient in the overall writing process.
Following commencing college, I would often miss work just to complete my assignments before the due date. Being enrolled in an English class, I quit slacking off and put all my attention into my school work. Therefore, I became responsible and also attempt to complete my tasks. At the time when I did not attend college, nothing actually mattered except for buying new shoes weekly. In my opinion, I was a spoiled brat that had everything handed to me. Being in college, I learned how to manage my money also having a weekly budget. I too began limiting myself from purchasing beer, however, that usually does not work out. As a matter of fact, I learned how to become independent. In fact, I am not such an immense asshole like I used to be.
I am very interested in taking College Prep. English instead of English 11 for my second semester. I feel by taking College Prep. English it will benefit me most during college, I want to have the ability to handle what college has to give me and by taking this class I feel I will be prepared. Not only will it benefit me in college it will help me improve my own writing skills.In this class, I am willing to work hard and become a better writer. My goals to become a better writer is to enhance my vocabulary and express myself more in my writing and I know this class will help me achieve my goals.
I hate camp. I hate bonding. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. Why do I have to go? It’s stupid anyways. I thought this camp was easy, but as I got ready to leave for camp that morning, I finally admitted that I was wrong.
During the summer, I began a relationship, knowing full well that I might not succeed at making it last due to my fear of commitment and cynical outlook, but I decided I had to go for it because I knew that in order to have a well-rounded life full of different experiences, I had to risk losing control over every emotion I have and have to care about someone else more than my own feelings.
At last I’m a Senior: In twenty years, I will have forgotten most of the things that I have learned in school and from others. The things that made me who I am, is from mostly music because the feelings I can sense from the songs I have listened. My family is what I value the most in my life and wouldn't give them away for anything. I want my friends to remember me as a funny reliable guy that can be trusted. To see someone at the twenty year high school reunion would be everyone, I would like to see everyone there.