I’ve learned a lot this semester. I am not referring so much as to the content of what I’ve learned but more in line with what I have learned about myself. When I started the semester I was somewhat worried about how I would do. It had been so long since I had been in a classroom environment. As the semester went on I realized that I was going to be alright. Not only alright, but I am thinking I should receive a 4.0 GPA at the end of this semester. This is something to be proud of for me, I have never achieved this before, not even in high school. I like to help people as well, in doing well in my Comp I and II classes I have earned the chance to be an English tutor next semester. I am glad I made the decision to go back to school now. I realize, from knowing who I was when I was 18, that I would not have been able to handle college at that age. This is the right time for me.
Archive for December, 2010
I find that doing peer reviews helps me in my own writing. When I can identify problems within someone else’s writing it helps me to avoid those mistakes in my papers. I noticed that the major problem with my peers’ writing was improper citations. I may have an advantage due to the fact that I just finished Comp I in which we went over how to use MLA citation properly. Whenever I read something that a peer says about my writing I always take the time to study it and see if there is something I should change or not. I believe that you can learn something from everyone.
After finishing my first draft I feel I learned a lot about my subject. Having a person I personally knew as a community partner helped a great deal to offer a hands on perspective. My sentence outline was extremely helpful but I didn’t follow it to the letter. I found it better to rearrange certain things as well as add and subtract things where I needed to emphasize a new point that was clearer than a previous statement I was going to make. All together I think I ended up working on this project for about 10 hours.