Reflection Of The Past Ten Weeks

1047 WordsOct 30, 20165 Pages
A Reflection of the Past Ten Weeks in FYI 101 When I started college at Augustana in August and walked into my first day of FYI 101, bright and early on a Monday morning, I did not know what was in store for me to learn in the following ten weeks. Coming into college I could not write in a proper, college way. I did not know how to properly cite sources that I used. This included in text citations and work cited pages. I also would write every essay in a five or six paragraph format instead of writing many shorter paragraphs. I finally did not know how to use commas or semicolons among many other grammar concepts. I also struggles with comprehending challenging passages. When I would read I would not understand what I was reading and would just annotate the main points that the article made by restating the point in the margins of the paper. Needless to say I learned a lot over the past ten weeks. One of the first pieces of reading that we read in FYI 101 was Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”. This was a passage that I particularly struggled with. When I read I could not understand what Plato was saying. Due to this I could not annotate the passage. I spent a lot of time reading and rereading the passage and eventually was able to start to understand the points that Plato was making. I was then able not only to annotate what the main points were but was also able to make connections to other pieces we have read through the term and notice literary elements in the work. For
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