Running head: Self Assessment/Reflective Memo Strayer University Gordon McQuaige English 115 Dr. Brandy T. Wilson February 20, 2011 Pre-Writing/ Invention Process I used the brainstorming / listing invention process. I did find this strategy effective but it was hard to focus on one individual subject that I could inform my audience with. I guess my main problem was to focus on one particular subject because I had many thoughts going thru my head. I learned that I should try more prewriting strategies to find the one that will give me what it is that I need instead of staying focused on the one that is not working well for me.
The office of student development is supportive, caring, and full of energy. Because of them I have decided to go into the field of Student Affairs. The office of student development has an extremely unique staff that I would have no idea what I would do without any of them. The first person I met in student development was frank, he automatically become a role model to me. frank is the one who helped me decide to get involved into the school because of how supportive he was.
How would one misuse their personality?” It may have been that I was defining the term personal to strictly refer to speaking of a past experience. That is a very glib interpretation of what it means to be personal, and I realize that now. It can be anything -- you can always introduce a personal element to all forms of writing, personal is just getting more honest and asking questions. I had commonly mistook "personal" writing as a sort of rehashing of an event in which I seem, or appear to seem, vulnerable. So I often found myself using my idea of it as a crutch.
I am not entirely sure that I accomplished it correctly but attempted to. My understanding of the work changed as I started to think critically about what the story meant. There were many underling or hidden meanings within that one could consider. Thinking critically about something that does not interest, such as poems, seems to be the biggest challenge about the writing process for me. In my opinion, the strength of the essay is within the introduction and conclusion.
I know what I want I just had to put it on paper. Boy was I wrong. I started out okay but reading all the options made me start to think of my children and all these emotions over took me. I started out thinking that this directive was all about me and what I wanted and it’s not. To me these decisions need to be made as a family.
Conclusion Narrative/descriptive essay My first day of clinicals Introduction: Starting over can be hard and I recently had to learn to adjust to it. I was laid off from a clerical job after 6 years of working there. I had to make a big decision. I was a 32 year old single woman with no children when this happened and I felt like starting over was not an option. It might be easier trying to find a desk job but always wondered if another layoff would be inevitable.
I explained to Prof Harris before I left that there was a possibility I would have to take an INC. When I did contact Prof. Harris after my procedure she did not what to give me the INC saying that I didn’t finish at least 10% of the work which is in my opinion cannot be if I have enough work in to give me midterm grades which at the time I was facing a D. I do agree that tutor was needed but if given the proper chance to receive tutor service I would have passed. I was unable to be on campus to go to the tutoring center. My procedure was something that had to be done. I tried to speak with Dr. Anthony Gilberiti, Dean-Science, Math, and Technology, and was denied again.
Have you ever scared of something? I have, When I was 11 my mom tell me that she gonna send me to another country, I was shocked, first time I saw was a joke, but my mom sounds really serious, so I realize it was real. First two month I was try to accept the fact that I am really going to America. I try to resist, I use all the idea that I can think of to not going to America, because I don’t want leave my family, my friend, and everyone that I loved. Third month, I finally accept the fact I’m going to America.
I believe that writing has helped me in numerous ways, and I would recommend it to anyone who needs to release some stress. It is crazy to think that a simple assignment from seventh grade still influences me today. Though Mrs. Ford may not know it, she truly motivated me to keep writing. If it wasn’t for her I would have never been able to express my emotions in such the creative way I do now. I hope that after reading this, I too have motivated you to pick up and pen and paper and