The syllabus included: chapters from the textbook, in class essays, grammar exercises, a final exam, and a research paper. The first major assignment to complete was the grammar exercises from the textbook. The syllabus listed pages 584-706, with a large amount of the work in long hand. While I feel the grammar was beneficial for writing papers, I believe it would have helped to review during each class. The textbook ambiguously explained how to complete each grammar exercise, and I was never sure if I was completing the assignment correctly.
Running Head: Compare and contrast essay on two writers A comparison on two writers named Amy Tan and Richard Rodriguez brought out many differences in the way they grew up learning English as a second language. Keith Brandon University of Maryland College Author Note This paper was prepared for writing 101S, taught by professor Goshert-Hossain. Two writers that both grew up learning English as a second language, struggling through the hardships of the experience brought upon many differences between the two; although the same in learning each had their own views of the subject. Through their experiences there were many differences between family life, how each writer learned, and what they are doing now to understand their English as a second language. Through their experiences there were many comparisons to suggest but some stood out more than others; such as, how each writer grew up learning do deal with their family and their English, and on that note what they are doing now to understand how their English language as a second language affects others.
Why I Hate English Class (essay one) In a lot of countries, school is taken very seriously and teachers are looked at as the people trusted with teaching others what they need to know to enter the world. Many may say some classes are more important than others and some may like one subject more than another. This could be because it’s too hard or the class may be too boring. But the reasons I hate English, are the long drawn out essays, the thick novels we are always assigned to read, and the ever-changing rules to how the English language is spoken and written. The long essays are the first on my list to explain why I hate English so much.
One of Mr. Bostwicks many mantras he has us memorize is something I think really helps me and it goes a little something like this “ words make up phrases and clauses, phrases and clauses makes sentences, sentences makes paragraphs, and paragraphs makes composition.” Altogether I give mister Bostwick my SEAL of approval. I think I have done something pretty amazing in this essay I have summed up my high school English career into a 2 pages. I have had my troubles in the past. I have my troubles now. I have had a great year with Mr. Bostwick.
Without those papers I would be lost trying to recall what happened. Going through my papers I found I wasn’t very good at reading. At least that’s what I thought at first. I was reading my teachers comments and they all basically stated that I needed to concentrate and I would be fine. The first paper I came across was the results of a pre-reading composite test from kindergarten.
The way I improved my paper was taking my instructors constructive criticism and making the necessary corrections, to the best of my ability. I had obvious problems with the comma usage, dangling modifiers, and it was no question that I have to improve my vocabulary. Referring back to the text book and using the Thesaurus definitely helped me make the best revisions that I can make. The most challenging part of this assignment for me was to expand the use of my vocabulary. I know a lot of words; I just don’t use them in my everyday conversation, thus making it more difficult to incorporate in my essay.
ENSP 703 At the beginning of classes in ENSP 703 I had simple goals that I want to reach, because this subjects it enhancing reading skills to improve writing abilities and improving character. First goal I want to improve my idea how to write and compose an better essay by following the basic pattern in composing essay, because this one is my weaknesses when I composing some essay it’s like a full of troubles that everyone’s cannot understand. Second one I want to improve more confidence in using the English language in daily conversations, because when I talk and speak in English like I said it’s full of troubles and it cannot understand. For the learning in this class, I learn some many skills from our professor that he virtuous when he
Unit one also taught me to reevaluate how important certain priorities when it came to writing. I learned from the other unit one authors, Joseph M. Williams and James E. Porter, that when an essay is read by someone who is looking for grammatical error or plagiarism instead of content, they will often find the error and ignore the content. Although I do still know the importance of grammar and originality, this class and the grading style has let me put those constructs in the back seat until the editing process, instead of making them something I had to constantly worry about. I don’t believe that good writing revolves around grammar, but rather how well your words can convey a message to the intended audiences.
VAR Reflection Assignment I did my VARK test and my result was that my learning style was Kinesthetic. I expected to be Read/Write because I noticed that I remember the best when I read over few times and make main points. Vark Inventory Reflection According to the VARK learning style inventory, my preferred learning styles are read and write. I agree with the results, Read/Write which means that I need teachers who use words well and have lots of information in sentences and notes. This preference is for information displayed as words.
Teaching students to read and learning to read is an intricate task. Most children enter school with a considerable amount of competence in their spoken language but have little knowledge of how to read and write. There are many diverse approaches used to teach language and literacy skills and a lot of debate has arisen on how to best teach beginning reading. Some educators advocate for a phonics based approach, while others support a whole language approach. This paper will briefly look at these two different approaches, discuss some options on how best to deliver an effective reading program, and review a commercial reading program, in this case, Jolly Phonics, and its usefulness in promoting phonological awareness.