I recently completed an anatomy class, and the professor posed a question to us. He said something along the lines of, "The controller of the entire body, its functions, its thoughts, its nerves, of everything, is the brain. How can we be sure all of that is true? That's simply what the brain is telling us is true." So what does it really mean to be human? Is there a correct answer, or are there wrong answers? Is everything that you personally believe correct because there is no definite answer to this perplexing question?
When I originally was registering my class choices for the Fall 2016 semester, I considered English 111 to be an undemanding course that I could pass without a lot of effort on my behalf. I had no trouble passing prior English courses, years ago, so I felt this course would be similar. What I had not anticipated was how much I honestly could learn, such as: how you should properly cite sources, how you should suitably prove your thesis and how you can accurately set up the flow of a paper. Although, the most informative part of English 111, for me, has been absorbing all the information on the different styles of papers that can be written. I believe that recognizing the usefulness of distinctive varieties of papers will help me throughout
In the words of Samuel Adams, “It does not take a majority to prevail but rather a tireless, irate minority, keen to set brush fires in the people’s minds.” I do agree to the statement that it takes a minority to make the people realize what changes must be brought but I do not confirm to the views that it does not take a majority to prevail. According to me most process to start changes are started by a small group of people but if the group does not enjoy the support of the majority, the revolution is doomed for failure. In my opinion, it is not feasible for a minority to go against the wishes of the larger group and bring a
The beginning of my junior year seems like it was such a long time ago. This may be because of how much I have grown since the start of the year. When I began AP English, my writing skills needed improvement. For instance, I often used incorrect grammar and struggled with staying on topic. In just one semester, my writing has improved immensely. The more than I write, the more I learn about how to craft a good paper. I have worked on improving my grammar, using rhetoric, addressing my subject, and many more elements of writing. In addition to improving my writing, I have gained many skills to become a better student. I have learned about effective study techniques and time-management skills that allow me to be the most successful. Since I always try my best, I know that over time I will continue to grow in my studies. This year I have gained countless skills that will help me succeed in English in the future.
“Finally!” I thought to myself as summer is slowly approaching, “I am done with this high school forever.” I honestly am so excited for summer that each day I count down the number days I have for school. Moreover, I constantly think of the activities that I will do during the summer that sound a lot better than school. Despite being overjoyed of leaving high school, I certainly would not deny that I have tremendously improved as a writer. True, as mentioned in all of my previous reflective essays, I still despise English; however, I have to grudgingly admit College Credit Plus English 1010 refined my writing skills from my junior year in AP English class. My classmates and teacher pointed out some ways that I could brush up my essays, which
As the Fall 2017 term comes to end, I look back on what I have accomplished in this class. English 102 – Composition II was one of the most challenging and toughest class I have taken at UW-Stout, but feel as though it has helped me to improve my writing skills. Even before the semester started the feeling of anxiety had taken over, as writing has never been my strongest skill, but stayed positive and confident I would be successful. Much to my surprise, my instructor, Michael Critchfield quickly addressed that this class would not be easy and amazingly changed my views of writing throughout the entire semester.
Three goals I have for Pre-AP English 10 is to keep up with the rest of the class and not fall behind, develop and further improve skills, and have efficient time management. How I hope to achieve these goals is to communicate with peers and grow as a group, grasp everything taught and value the knowledge given, and have a positive
This year was by far the most challenging year because of the classes that I chose. AP English Language, AP US History and Algebra 2 were probably the most difficult. Particularly, Algebra 2 was the hardest because I struggled with team tests and individual tests at times which brought my grade down. However, in spite of the hardships, I managed to earn a B which I am quite satisfied with under the circumstances. However, I earned my B because I made an effort to retake tests when needed, study, and complete all of my homework. Furthermore, another class that was a bit difficult was AP English Language, mainly the essays are what labels the class as hard. Time management while writing three essays is definitely one of my weaknesses because
After figuring out what the “issue” was and what it surrounded. It put me in a place where I had to really pause and think about where to go with this issue my young person was facing. Which I then told her I understood where she was coming and I will try my best to workout the situation. For instance, I reframed her with the question on how would she feel if being heterosexual quote and quote was the wrong way of living and knowing that persons don’t accept her for who she is. I then gave her a few second to marinate the question which she took a while before responding with I understand, but the bible said it is wrongful for a person to be dating the same sex and that the right way to live was to date the person of the opposite sex and that her parents let her know it's wrong.I took a step back and reflected on how I use to think when I was younger and how my surrounding use to portray the LGBTQ community as something that was not the right style of living.
After reading through the class syllabus a few times, I get the impression that AP English will be a significant departure from my previous english classes, especially in workload and our power to determine our essay and discussion. Prior to this class, I have taken honors English 9, 10, and 11, with Derry, Armstrong, and Brewer, respectively. Though the specific focus of each class varied, all three, English 9 and 10 particularly, followed a similar pattern of reading, guided analysis and discussion, essay writing, and assessment. Almost all of this was very structured, such that I felt that our essays were pretty formulaic. Additionally, much of the class discussion seemed superficial in places, often discussion time was cut very short,
My students take the AP Literature and Composition Exam; I have taught the course for four years. The year before I started, student were hand-selected for AP Literature and Composition, and only 9 of 26 students earned qualifying scores (3's or higher). My first year we had just shifted to open enrollment and nearly half of my 50 students were not honors or hand-picked students. Still, our passing percentage inched up from 34 to 36 percent. Numbers keep increasing--I have 70 this year--but our passing percentages are holding steady or increasing slightly, more students overall are earning qualifying scores and,most importantly, more students have access to rigorous coursework that will better prepare them for college whether or not they "pass"
Throughout this semester in English 101, I have made a significant improvement on multiple things, including how to be an exceptional writer and thinker. English has always been one of my most favored subjects to study because to me it instructs students how to be intelligent, how to become a more creative and critical thinker, and be able to develop ethical values and imagination. You can express yourself more efficiently in English than you can in any other subject. This class has truly made me a more confident writer and helped me express myself in different ways through the different types of papers I wrote. By writing different types of papers I have improved multiple areas of my writing. I have grown as a student in diverse areas such
There are a lot of goals I have this year in AP Language and Composition, but mainly I want to be a better writer. I hope to learn how to more effectively write and include different devices that can enhance my writing. To be able to better get my ideas across through language would be a great accomplishment for me, which I hope to achieve. Another goal I have for this year is to become a better presenter. Speaking and being influential in my speech would be a great improvement for me, and that would require me to be more comfortable in front of a group, which can be beneficial to many aspects of my life. I also look forward to becoming more creative in means of presenting information. As a student I appreciate learning
I share the same concerns on my writing as you. The APA guidelines are a continuing source of learning of rime. It is a goal of mine to master the APA guidelines. Regarding the course writing assignments I appreciate the Rubics. It serves as a map for me when I am completing my writing assignments. The Rubic also helps with the flow of my papers. When I am writing my assignments I approach my paper as a puzzle and allow the Rubics to serve as my guide. It is easier and less complicated for me to research, write and compile my paper. It may sound a little off but the process works for me. The information in the APA writing guide is extremely helpful. I am able to answer questions regarding my writing by referring the APA writing guide (APA,