As I progressed through my higher education, I notice a slight incline towards me having some difficulties with my punctuation in addition to finding the drive to pull words from my vast vocabulary. Which I feel is easily being address by each assignment that I complete. When needing to explain myself more than once on a similar question I resort to the thesaurus to find the means of articulating a response. Although when I would refer to my feedback, I notice only one area of concern, which relates to me needing to proofread my assignments prior to submitting them. In attempt of adopting a solution to my error, I found web-based software that has been assisting me through providing a second pair of eyes along with Microsoft word and reading over the assignment for the final time prior to submitting it has help greatly. Alongside using software, I plan to benefit from the tutoring services GCU (Grand Canyon University) offers online through their “Student Success Center”.
From the feedback received from my tutor, I believe there are two main points which need to be developed before the next assessment, as they relate directly to assessments. The first learning and development point that I need to work towards is the grammar and spelling of my work. I need to make sure that all my work is proof read before sending of for marking. Although this has been my weakness, and I have been advised to always keep this in mind. I believe that this happens due to me rushing through everything. So I believe that if take everything one step at a time, it could reduce the grammatical errors. I could also reduce this by always proofreading work, which would highlight the errors.
I recently started a revision programme including Study Support, ‘Skills for OU Study: Developing academic English’ and ‘Critical reading techniques’ (The Open University, 2015). To supplement these areas of essential personal study I have subscribed to the following learning tools: an academic grammar checking tool (Paper Rater, 2015) and a referencing tool (Ref me, 2015). I have also taken advantage of the of Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) initiative through Future Learn. This began recently with ‘From Notation to Performance: Understanding Musical Scores’ (Future Learn,
The most important principle to be successful is personal responsibility. We take personal responsibility from Adolescence all the way to college. Personal responsibility is the key to College success because at times, most students find themselves falling short. Some examples are turning in assignments at the last minute, running late for class, and cramming for a test. As noted by Lorii, “The power behind taking responsibility for your actions lies in putting an end to negative thought patterns. You no longer dwell on what went wrong or focus on whom you are going to blame. You don't waste time building roadblocks to your success. Instead, you are set free and can now focus on succeeding. When an individual takes personal responsibility
The new 2015 federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) challenges states to draw on lessons from the last 15 years and to refine their accountability systems to provide the right combination of pressure and support for school improvement.
I think this tool is a great for assisting in writing assignment or any type of writing. It scanned the assignment quickly and showed me all the errors that need to be corrected within a few seconds. Setting up an account and using it was quick and very simple. I did not encounter any problems. I used internet explorer to set up my account but had to use Chrome to sign in and to actually use the tool. The installation and functionality of the tool were a breeze, and I would most definitely use it in the future.
When first coming to Simpson, I knew there were multiple helpful resources, but I did not realize how many I would actually use. Resources such as, student support services, the writing center, supplemental instruction sessions, counseling, and financial aid have all assisted me to excel in my educational experiences. Student support services has been a great resource to me. I have used them to discuss what I want to do when I graduate, what classes to take for my intended degree, and used their resource of free printing for my science classes that require lots of printed documents. I enjoy knowing that no matter what I am struggling with, I have student support services by my side to get me on track or where I need to go for assistance. The student support services office is a welcoming environment that makes me feel special because most of the employees know me by name and always begin a conversation with me when I enter.
It seems in the society we live in today, having a college degree is a necessity. Years ago it was the norm for people to just go right into a full time job after high school, if they even finished high school; they did this to support their families. In today’s society a person has a difficult time getting a decent job without a college degree. During an adults working life, bachelor degree graduates will earn about $2.1 million and a high school graduate can expect to earn an average of $1.2 million (Day and Newburger, 2002). This is quite a difference and it puts a college education in
At the end of this semester, I have learned great useful skills about technical writing. The skills are very diverse that come from many lessons. Each lesson have their different distinctive features, so they have a lot of new knowledge that I do not know at first. Fortunately, I have soon realized these new knowledge are whole new valuable resources to me because they have not only helped me to obtain some learning outcomes of Salt Lake Community College but they also would be very useful in my future.
While progressing through Introduction to University Writing, there were several important pieces of information that served as reminders on how to write properly. Looking back on all of the information provided, the most important guidance I gained was proofreading my writing. No matter how many times I proofread my work, it seems there are more mistakes to be found.
The Smartthinking lab offers a writing center. In this writing center, a student has the option to submit their writing into a tutor for review for spelling and grammar errors. This gives the student the benefit of having someone proofread the writing before it is submitted for a grade (chambers, 2015). There is also a website that Professor Chambers has recommended her students use to proofread their writings, which is paperrater.com. Like Professor Chambers has stated “An extra set of eyes is always helpful”
I want to be able to make a positive impact on student’s lives. I want all students to feel successful and that they can do and be anything that they want to be if they do their best. I want to give younger students encouragement as many may not receive this outside of the school building. I love to encourage students so that they can reach their potentials. I find it easy to interact with younger students and establish a good rapport with them. This is an important key for student success because if the student sees that you care about them then they are willing to try to do their best for you. I like to present lessons in a creative way so that my students get excited about learning. I was recently reviewing letters that we have worked on
Client came into Community Connection Center (CCC) today and this CM asked client to meet to work on case management service plan. Client agreed to work on service plan with this CM. Client was in happy mode today; client was laughing and talking to other client in the CCC. Client was in old attire. Client was wearing an old sweater with paint on it and jeans that have tears in it. Client was also wearing steel toe shoes as well. Client stated to this CM working 10 hours the day of the snow which was Tuesday, March 14, 2017. This CM explained to client the reason of the meeting which is to work on client case management service plan, client nodded showing understanding. Client and this CM first worked on primary needs which is housing, birth
Screencast-o-matic creates screen-capture videos, or screencasts, and can be beneficial for all students taking courses in UMUC’s writing program. Courses in the writing program incorporate a process of drafting and revision, in which instructors provide feedback on drafts of written work, and then students are tasked with revising their work based on that feedback. Course format is either fully online or hybrid. In either case, students submitting papers and receive feedback online. It is proposed that screencasts created with Screencast-o-matic be one method by which all UMUC writing instructors provide feedback on student drafts.
Throughout this semester, I spent approximately 20 hours aiding teachers as well as learning the importance of planning. Although teaching is the foundation that we see for the students, it is important to understand that all of the teaching that occurs can not be done without the planning. This essay will be informative of the planning, techniques, and models 1st grade English teachers at the World Language Academy use to be most effective on the students they are teaching, as well as also explaining the diversity among the students and teachers and how that affects both learning and teaching. What is so significant about this, in my opinion, is that the classroom I was in uses a mixture of direct instruction, cooperative learning, and student-centered approaches. All of these methods in one classroom make for a very successful teacher.