During the semester August to October, I am taking my English writing class. I learned many writing techniques and many types of sentences, such as simple, compound, complex, run-on, and comma splice. This class has helped me a lot to practice and improve my writing skills. In my point of view, my writing during this semester improved a lot in the structural way of an essay. The two personal issues that I plan to focus on and improve are gaining self awareness and adopting lifelong learning.
At this point, I think it depends on what are your reading interests and how reading meets your interpretation skills to be understood or to get you involved on its field. I have always been a thinker, but throughout my coursework, I have sharpened my critical analysis skills and I like to read more books than I did before. First time that I started to read it was in my first grade. I was so excited at the time and I felt like a hero. My first teacher, Luljeta, was a big help to put me in the track.
I tended to learn more effectively by taking notes in class and rewriting them later. Later in my years of high school I highlight passages in my readings and write them down on paper. I read over the notes repetitiously in order to grasp the information. In addition to being hands on learner, I am a bottom-up learner. I am a very detail-oriented individual who prefers to have a rock solid foundation built before I proceed to new challenges.
Anthony Suryajaya English 101 December 8, 2013 Reflective Commentary Some people take classes just to make sure that they get good grades in every single subject they take and just to fulfill the requirement of the associate degrees they might choose at North Seattle Community College. Well, I do have the same goal as them, yet I feel that I need to learn a lot of things from each subject that I take and I feel that experiences are the most important thing that needs to be considered. In this quarter, I take English 101 as one of my subjects this quarter. I think that I was a bad writer before I take this English 101 class because I really feel that I do not know how to write correctly. I do not know how to write a good introduction and conclusion, and I have a bad grammar structure.
Prominence of Gothic literature was apparent in the course. Through participation in class, I learnt numerous facts. Various class activities offered valuable insights into gothic literature with emphasis on definition, historical background, and relevance to modern literary discourse. Skills learnt during the semester had positive influence on my writing and critical thinking skills. At the beginning of the semester, I had poor writing skills and critical thinking skills.
I took the comments, criticism, and suggestions professor Underwood gave me on previous papers and put them into this paper. I also began to see changes within my grade because last semester my first rough draft grade was a C I believe but, this semester my rough draft grade was an A. When it comes to the quizzes, last semester online quizzes where questions based on the readings that we were covering. I never had a problem with these because as long as I read the required material I did really well on those
Bad Books are good? There are several lessons that the new readers always get from reading some kinds of books. In his essay, “On Writing,” author Stephen King illustrates his different opinion from reading the books: “Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones” (367). The author believes that reading bad books can take some positive points for the growing writer after he reads a lot of kinds of different books. That issue is the result why he thought like that kind of strange.
Although high school students have history classes to learn about historical facts, learning it through literature gives students a new perspective on what has already been taught in a previous class. As said by Nancy Methelis, “The history books will give us facts, which we are told are true, but we know they are chosen for the particular text. It generally doesn’t connect in the same emotional way that a fictional work does” (Methelis). Reading Huck Finn gives students a greater understanding of how life was back when slavery was still accepted and common. Its historical accuracy makes it an essential book to be read and discussed in the classroom.
Terms like assertion, thesis, and elaboration seemed like a foreign language. I managed to slide by in English with good grades, but I never seemed to enjoy it. My junior year in high school changed my perspective on all of this. I showed up for my first day of junior year, not excepting things to be any different. My teacher stood in the front of the room and read the class syllabus in the same monotone voice while my classmates and I drifted in and out of consciousness.
The pencil hit the paper, and before I knew it I was finished. Looking back I can still remember reading my story over and over. It was an accomplishment that I was proud of. This is when I really started to enjoy writing. High school came next, and writing had become all about research papers.