It has been a huge struggle for me this term and I am hoping I pass the class as well as my psychology class. I have learned a great deal about effective writing. Although, I do wish I could catch onto APA formatting a lot better. I have tried youtube videos and looking at other pages about it and I am having a difficult time catching on. I did enjoy everything I learned on peer reviews and how effective those can be.
I’ve always had a hard time turning in any homework and this is the year I need to start doing it. I think by doing these things I will meet my goal of graduating. Another goal I would like to me this year would to improve my essay writing skills. I’ve never had a real hard time with essays but there is always room for improvement. In English this year I will have to
My Writing Has Improved this Semester! Have you ever had to take a class and thought, “This is going to be the death of me?” I’m sure everybody has thought that. Usually the classes that you hate the most; are the ones that are more beneficial. As in my case, ENC 91has taught me several important concepts on becoming a stronger writer. My writing has improved this semester tremendously.
Something that I’ve accomplished at Legacy this year that I’m proud of is the poem I wrote about the problems I was having at home. The poem was part of my multi genre project concerning crack addiction. It is one of the most powerful pieces I have written in my life and that is why it is a significant accomplishment to me. Next year I would love to help out in any way that I can. I don’t know what that would consist of though because of the new schedule next year.
The Political Science program even helped me succeed in my schools AP course because it prepared me for future topics that I would eventually learn and most importantly the AP exam. Throughout the year I kept completing all the intricate assignments and by doing so I feel that challenging myself has benefited me for the future that awaits me. Before AP History I felt unaccomplished and that school was too easy. I used to complete my assignments and feel spiritless. The course made me realize that college wouldn't be cinch.
Managing Failure in your Life In “Proficiency” essay by Shannon Nichols, the narrator explains how a failure in a test changed her motivation and enthusiasm about writing. She was always a great student, very smart, and confident about her ability to write and read, until she took this proficiency test, which is a test to decide whether or not students may receive a high school diploma. She could not believe it the first time; in fact, she knew writing was one of her strengths, so failing that part of the test was something highly unexpected. But, even harder to believe was the second time she did not pass the test. After that, she felt like a big failure; moreover, she quitted trying so hard and stopped taking English seriously, but her biggest worry was that she never knew why she didn’t pass that test.
Sean Thomas Journal I think I have seen much spiritual and intellectual growth in myself this year. I think the curriculum (and the teacher) has positively affected my Christianity and my faith in God. Out of all the Bible classes I have had in my time in middle school, this class has probably been the best and the heaviest. I think the style of how this class is run was at times challenging, but probably got us more used to how high school classes are going to be, and what they will demand from you. The textbooks we used this year weren’t half-bad and actually good in my opinion.
This system, along with an intrinsic motivation to do well, has always encouraged me to do my best in school and do whatever I could to learn more and keep my grades high, resulting in me being a better student, learning more study skills, and getting higher grades than I might have otherwise. I have noticed, however, that the conditioning was more effective before college. Now that I am living away from my parents and do not know many of my professors personally, I do not have the immediate day-to-day rewards or punishments. The effects persisted strongly in my first few months of college, but then slowly declined. I still work hard and get good grades, but there is less of a motivation to study constantly and I often find myself not using my free time as efficiently as I would have at home.
Cari Buckley At the beginning of the semester, I thought I had a general knowledge of how to write a well thought-out paper with interesting hooks and developed paragraphs. Although I am still nowhere near a perfect writer or even qualified as a great writer, I feel that I have learned the skills necessary to hone and improve my abilities. I am almost positive that it will take a lot of work and dedication to perfect language as a tool of power, but I know that my newfound knowledge will help me on my journey. Throughout the entire semester, the research paper and the radical revision really helped open my mind to language as power. Because I wrote my paper on something that I feel very passionate about, I realized how easy and hard it is
When I first learned how to read in English, it was a pain in the butt. My first language is Spanish so it was very difficult to start all over again with a new language. When I first got to this country I had to adapt pretty quickly to keep with my new classmates. I had no problems in any subject but English. Kids would make fun of me but I never gave up because in a situation like that, that’s the worst thing you could do because if you don’t keep trying you will never learn, everyone learns from their mistakes.