At the start of this course, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had a goal for myself to improve and learn skills that would make writing less daunting for me. I have learned so many things about my writing that I didn’t think much about before. Another goal I had was to break the cookie-cutter mold that was set upon me throughout high school. During the process of revision, I discovered many things about myself as a writer and techniques that have been effective for me in the writing process.
One of the most important course objectives that I’ve grown accustomed to is the writing process itself. In the writing process, we are able to revise our writing where it is weak and earn a better grade than before. Since I took advantage of the revision process, not only was I able to improve my grade, but I was able to prevent the same mistakes from happening again in other writing assignments. From revisions alone, I’ve learned how to improve my writing skills and catch mistakes that I wouldn’t have seen
RWS is a very important subject that all students are required to take. It is a mandatory course, because through this course we are going to learn many things for the future, such as how to perfection our writing, formulate our ideas and understand and comprehend rhetorical strategies. I strongly believe that this course is going to help most of us with other classes, especially in life because through this course we are going to learn how to write and create a perfect paper or report for an important job. The biggest benefit that we are going to get from this class is to learn how to develop our Critical thinking skills. Critical thinking skills are very important in every aspect, but many of us are very unfamiliar with them or do not know
Within critical thinking I have learned critical thinking skills such as how to communicate appropriately through the use of writing. some of those skills include writing to discover patterns, find new ways of tackling a project, even to improve a new way of thinking (The Craft of research p.14). Some
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 skills. Yet, teaching critical writing skills is not the cure-all to solving the problems that the public education system faces in producing students better prepared to tackle the challenges of the world as Peg Tyre portrays it as in The Writing Revolution. Critical writing skills, despite its current underemphasis in the classroom, should not be the only focus of the public school system’s curriculum as Peg Tyre suggests in The Writing Revolution, because critical writing skills do not prepare students adequately enough for the standards of the real world which require more technical skills, critical writing skills only teaches a small subset of underlying critical thinking skills, and critical writing skills education, as presented by Peg Tyre, is formulaically based which can result in long-term inability to further student’s critical writing skills despite initial success.
Critical thinking was very challenging. This class was in my second block of my Associates program. This class seemed so foreign to me. I did not appreciate the content of learning, as I prayed for the day I was done! About a year later a friend of mine enrolled with the University of Phoenix. She was stressed out about her Critical Thinking class. I dreaded helping her, but I agreed to help her out with the class. We reviewed many of the terms and readings in the class. It dawned on me that the class was so easy. I could not believe I had so much trouble.
I have been a San Jose State University student for 4 years now, and over the course of my learning I have grown and learned more than I thought possible. I came to SJSU knowing that English was my least favorite subject; I consistently dreaded writing assignments professors would assign in class. Going through English 1B has taught me to face my fears about writing papers, whether they are short reviews or extensive research papers, I have become more comfortable in writing. I have learned how to write and express myself, how to think for myself, and how to find the answers to the things I don’t know. Most importantly I have learned that revision is essential.
I have learned a lot of things from this WRT 110 class. This class has transformed me from a normal writer into an academic writer. I know learned how to attract my academic readers by writing my essay in formal tone as much as I can. For instance, I can avoid using the proverb “You” a lot now and using colloquial phrases, such as “have gotten used to”.
Each week, I was given reading assignments in which I had to prepare for the following class. This allowed for the exposure to different styles, genres and form of writings. I had to critically analyze and evaluate numerous passages and make logical sense of the text. This in turn taught me how to cite evidence from text, have a good sense of judgment thus maintaining objectivity, recognize different arguments and form my own opinions. Along with this accompanied summary writing and paraphrasing activities. This was a real challenge for me as I struggled immensely week after week until I believed I had grasped how to do it properly. These critical reading activities has enhanced my critical writing skills in allowing me to learn how to write for different audiences, expand my vocabulary and improve my diction.
One of the student learning outcomes through which I was able to see my writing improve this semester was applying critical thinking and reading skills to
During the time spent in this class, I have learned about the methodology of critical thinking and how to better collect relevant information which can be used to formulate an argument. While taking this course, I also can use this within my everyday life when I approach different people from different walks of life. I can say with more certainty that I now have more knowledge which ultimately can be used in my everyday encounters, but more importantly will enhance how I will communicate with people in my civilian work.
Florence, I can completely relate to you. I am now beginning to channel through all the avenues of becoming a critical thinker. This class has helped me come out of my shell and not be afraid to ask questions to clarify its meaning, evaluate, analyze and investigate all evidence to make sure it's relevant to the question at issue. I have become more aware of others needs and ideas as well as just simply see situations in a different light. I usually do not make any assumptions or jump to conclusions, but again, we are all humans and maybe don't realize we are doing so for our selfish reasons. For this reason, we have to self-reflect and build that desire to continue improving this skill. It will be quite some time before I become an
"In many ways writing is the act of saying I, of imposing oneself upon other people, of saying listen to me, see it my way, change your mind" (Didion, 1976). WRI 102 was specifically about proving your point of view through the medium of writing. It was packed with critical writing and research skills that were developed throughout the semester. Moreover, this course helped me develop an understanding of the audience; I grew as a critical thinker and learnt the importance of warrants in an argumentative essay.
I knew when I first signed up for this class that I would have both write a lengthy research paper, and do extensive research. I felt confident that I could deliver in writing a well thought out and research paper. With that said, this class has given me new skills in terms of the writing process of a research paper, and also in what it means to be a conscious writer. While I admit I still need to improve in my editing process, I fell that this class helped me notice some of my flaws for which I plan to improve upon. Building off of WRD 103, I felt that in this term my grammar had improved. While I still made mistakes in grammar, I felt that in this quarter I faired much better than in the original WRD 103 class. For example, in my multisource exploratory essay I notice that for the most part my grammar was on point. I can attribute this to the timeliness in which I completed that paper. Similarly to what I notice in my WRD 103 class, the cohesiveness and grammar of my papers always improve when I have enough time to write my papers. Through this class and the quarter I also notice that the most important step in my writing process is the organizational part. Formulating my ideas on paper better before I actually start typing better prepares me for my writing. Another important aspect I picked up on was the analysis on my own work. Usually when I thought of analysis I always think of how I analyze someone else’s work, but I found that analyzing my own work, such as I did
My critical thinking skills have grown in every single course I have taken at Mount Mercy. As a nursing student critical thinking is a very important tool that is frequently used. During my first semester at Mount Mercy I took ME 160: Law Ungendered. I took this class with the intention of learning about the discrimination that happened in the past towards women. I did not realize how applicable it would be in today’s world. In this course we took a version of the U.S. citizenship exam. Putting myself in the shoes of immigrants entering the country definitely facilitated critical thinking. I learned how to examine the past, use that to understand the present and hopefully influence the future. In today’s world a course such as that is very beneficial. My critical thinking has grown monumentally just in this past semester. I am currently taking Dr. Jen Lee’s PS 306: Abnormal Psychology. Dr. Lee is very intentional about enticing critical thinking in her students. She asks very difficult questions and we discuss difficult concepts. Another course I am taking that exercising my critical