Upon further review of my past papers, I found some small grammatical errors that needed to be edited. In my unit one paper, there were a few errors that you had marked. I fixed those oversights then continued on with my revisions. In the second paragraph, I moved a comment to after a citation section in order to back up the information with my own thoughts as I had learned a little further in the semester. Another change I had made was to change a word that was repeated multiple times in a sentence. I also revised unit twos paper. I had received a perfect score on my paper, but upon rereading, I noticed a few things that I felt should be changed. They were not big changes, but I believe the modifications helped the information flow …show more content…
I certainly learned a lot through writing that type of paper though. I learned mainly that you can’t just read a story. You have to read into it and look for the author’s possible meaning behind it in order to achieve a greater understanding of the work. Choosing my topics for my papers and narrowing down my information were the most challenging aspects for me. I changed my topics multiple times on each paper and did not decide on one until pretty close to the deadlines. Narrowing down the information I found was difficult because all the information seemed as if it would fit well in my paper, but if I were to include it all, my paper would drone on and on. I struggled with trying to decide which points to eliminate and which ones to keep. Thankfully, with the help of my family, I was able to decide which ones to include. In order to keep my thoughts together, I really focused on having a clear and precise outline. I made sure that I worked on my outline when I was alert and was able to focus so it was thought out in the best possible manner. After I completed my outline, I began my research on the information I needed. I made sure that the information I needed was relevant by seeing how it fit in with my outline. I checked the credibility of my sources by searching on education websites that were recognized as credible sources. After obtaining all the needed information, I began writing. With each paper, I only had
When I first got accepted into Stuyvesant High School, I heard countless of rumors stating: “Oh the workload is terrible”, “The competition is so fierce” or “Out of schoolwork, extracurriculars, or sleep: you can only pick two.” I found it hard to let it faze me, since I graduated from one of the most prestigious middle schools. However, the rumors transformed into reality when I stepped into Mr. Nieves’ Freshman Composition Class. The workload at the beginning of the year was brutal, coupled with assignments from other core classes that seem unaware of the workload of other teachers. Reading assignments were a regular, and there were journal entries and occasional quizzes to keep us in line. What made it bearable was the friends I made in that class; everyone had their own opinion about the topic we were talking about, and listening to other perspectives really broadened my horizon and enriched my learning experience in Stuy. Another thing that this class has taught me is the importance of time management, a skill that I will carry on for the rest of my high school career and life. When I choose to sign up for Mr. Nieves’ AP American Literature class in my Junior Year, I was hoping to relive the discussion-based lesson plans and meet more outstanding peers. I was not disappointed, to say the least, reflecting through all the experiences at the end of the course. The lesson plans he laid out for us were an interesting mix between small lectures and class output, and what I
The next strategy I had done was once I was done I wrote me a sketch with all the information I collected during my research. I then wrote down everything that I had found about this topic I had chosen to write about. While I was doing my research, I have found multiple webpages about this topic and they all had a lot of information about this topic. I made sure I wrote down all the valuable information from each site I had come across.
I have learned that I need to work harder on fighting procrastination and distractions, If I can sit down and just write a little bit a few times a day, I can get it done with more wiggle room. More time to play and not having to worry about the assignment in the back of my mind. Maybe asking for help from a real human being, with ideas and outside knowledge rather than relying on computer programs that only work with what I already have written
The first smart goals I chose are to learn to become a leader and to have better time management skills. I chose these because I work on a small unit with no assigned charge nurse. Any day you go in to work it could be your day to be charge nurse so everyone on the unit needs to be able to step up and be a leader. Time management is a skill that every nurse needs to learn. In my opinion, if you have good time management skills it can decrease your stress level and make your workday more organized and enjoyable.
When the school year first started, I thought English class in junior year would be easy based on my performance in sophomore Honors English. However, AP English Language and Analysis has proven to be a difficult and rigorous course. I had struggled both as a student and as a writer in the beginning of the year, but I had learned to recognize several chronic problems I had made in my writing. Through the past school year, my writing skills had matured as I strived to fix issues in my writing. The improvements in my writing skills can best be seen through the growing conciseness, fluency, and analytical thinking in my essays.
Throughout high school, I took my grades seriously as I maintained an overall grade point average of 93. My grades have always meant a great deal to me, however, I never knew how to correctly study. I had remained aware well before I came to college that my hands-off studying techniques would need to be forgotten and left in high school. However, until Allison Peer visited our class I was still unsure of how to get the most from my college experience and was not aware of how to successfully study. From what I have learned in this class and from Allison Peer I have decided to change a few of my study habits. For example, I would like to stop procrastinating my work and set up a schedule for studying and homework between classes, visit my professors during office hours when I miss class or when I do not understand what we discussed during class, and I have already begun connecting different ideas from different courses together to help me learn the material on a deeper level.
During my previous English courses, I learned to recognize and rectify my largest problem area. While understanding what I have read has never been a struggle of mine, writing was a different story. Structural organization is crucial for any good writing, and was an issue I struggled with immensely, that is until I learned that the more detailed I was the better I wrote. Learning to effectively organize, such as creating detailed outlines, has improved my ability to read and write, which is a skill I know I will need in my future career as a funeral worker.
Details are always being searched no matter the case. Gossip in school, the one amazing actor or actress getting that big part in the movie, and even in pages of reading. Detail is key to understanding. Everyone has to have some kind of detail. When it comes down to writing papers I must expand on using detail, I will complete this task by taking more time to explain my thinking process and to set up a writing plan.
I began tutoring incarcerated adults at Jennifer Roads Detention Center during my freshman year at Howard. Each week, I drive over an hour from Howard to Anne Arundel County. I park, leave my life in the car, walk through the security x-ray, and wait for an on duty officer to take my fellow Petey Greene tutor and I through the facility to the designated room. Walking through the jail, I take stock of my life and my goals. During my time at Howard University I have learned so much from allowing new experiences, to continue shaping my life. As these experiences change my perceptions of the world, my passion for medicine and desire to work with others in the practice of medicine have grown.
As a Junior at Downtown Magnets High School I took two AP courses that were AP Spanish Language & AP U.S History along with my regular courses like Mathematics, Science, English, and etc. It was not until I entered my AP U.S. History class that I really learned about All nighters and the use energy drinks and Coffee. I don’t like to Fail but to succeed one must learn what failure feels like to better their understanding of how to Succeed. I “technically” passed the first semester of the Course with a Solid “D” but that did not satisfy me since I knew that I deserved better after all the Time and work I put in to studying two days before each quiz and test. I did not understand that time and effort did not lead to success.
At a young age I was taught that weakness was not something to be seen. Mistakes were not to be addressed, simply ignored and moved on from. As I grew up the idea of hold my emotions inside began to do more harm than good. Through years of growing up and developing, I fell into a hole that happens to run in my family: mental illness. My classmates made jokes, and society had made it seem like it was wrong to struggle, so I refused to say anything to anyone. This was the beginning of a downward spiral.
Giving back to the community is a passion of mine. The most rewarding experiences in my life have been doing what I can, to help others. As an Education major, helping children in the community is important to me, and reflected in my volunteer work. I have volunteered in several classrooms over the past two years in partnership with Junior Achievement. Volunteering with Junior Achievement allowed me to teach second grade students about the community they live in, the differences they can make in the community, and empowering students to become successful citizens who make a positive impact in the community. I have also volunteered with SA Reads, tutoring four students in reading in high-poverty schools in San Antonio. When tutoring, I use Science-Based Reading Instruction to improve literacy components. Tutoring students with SA Reads allows me to directly impact the lives of children in the community by tutoring them in reading each week, improving their reading skills, and helping students who would otherwise fall behind, succeed. Other ways in which I have impacted the community in a positive way is by regularly donating platelets at the South Texas Blood and Tissue Center, donating books to children nominated for an angel tree, volunteering at SWISD Special Olympics, Volunteering with Voices for Children, Picking up litter in a neighborhood, volunteering at the Celtic games and music festival cultural event at the kids’ corner, raising awareness of human trafficking
Organization is one specific tool I have used throughout my life consistently that has helped me become who I am today. When I was a little kid, my mother use to say, “ okay, now help me clean up.” This stuck with me and as years went by, I eventually did so without her asking. I had a place for all of my things. If it wasn’t there when I went to look for it, I became anxious. Point is, at a very young age, I discovered the need for things around me to be organized and tidy. Throughout the course of one’s life, we adapt many practices that later shape who we are. These practices are called literate repurposing. While gathering my research, I came across many unique findings. This character trait has never diminished, and I've repurposed my organizational skills all throughout my life.