Overthe span of this semester, I have taken a great deal being in English 102. Ihave improved as a writer, at least in my eyes.
The distinctive written workassignments were useful to me using research and asking help when I was stuck.My improvement has included me composing essays, writing journals, peerreviewing papers, and getting to be plainly open to other reactions about mywork. I have dependably had issues with writing because of things like grammarand fragments. In any case, this class has been a major aide to me. We havecontemplated all these diverse issues and now feel I have enhanced much onthese things yet at the same time could utilize more. My view on composing haschanged radically. I have another regard for writers and peruses alike.
Theysay, “The weakest pencil remembers more than the strongest brain,”and I now observe this from an alternate perspective. In the wake of composingthings, for example, the Bettelheim paper, and the research paper. I now feel it is an incredible plan to composea paper about yourself, expound on the breakthroughs throughout your life andwhen you read them years from now you will welcome that you did. I would state that my greatest impact for mynew thankfulness on composing is Professor Marks. His commitment to teachingand writing alongside the learning and thoughts I have heard from him hasdemonstrated to me that English and writing can be fun, significant andintriguing.
Of all the essays we did this semester I would have to say Iam most proud of the Bettelheim paper. This one is the best due to the content,for me, I feel it was the most positive and emotional of them all. This paperwas a very knowledgeable because the book (The Uses of Enchantment) we used asa reference was very intriguing to write about. The book discussed variousaspects of real life under how they are exposed to children or adults. Thispaper was the most enjoyable and knowledgeable essay to write.
At first itsalways hard to decide on a topic, where you would be able to find good andreliable sources, and a useful subject. Professor Marks really helped me ondeciding about the right topic to write about. I chose to write about howgender stereotyping in fairytales affects young readers. Although you didn’t needto add a source to this paper, I chose to use some various sources whilewriting.
My essay consisted mainly on women side of the stereotyping however,there were a few examples of male, one of the example paragraph that I wroteabout male and female discrimination is “The male lead may not enter the photo,other than the deceived courageous woman longing for her rescuer, until thelast part of the story. The hero, frequently a prince, is, for the most part,depicted as brave and handsome. His handsomeness, be that as it may, is asecondary characteristic to his activities. While the female courageous womanis regularly sobbing or secured a condition of imperishable rest, the maledemonstrates his manliness through executing the “evil” older women.
While the presence of older women is made known most of the time, theappearance of older men is prominently truant. This unequal accentuation offemale versus male appearances fortifies the generalization that a woman’scharacter is straightforwardly fixing to her appearance and that energeticexcellence is the perfect”. The last paper of the semester, the research paper, was myweakest. Growing up in a different country which has different teachingcurriculum rather than what is taught in American high schools the school andthe teachers didn’t seem to put too much emphasis on things such as grammar andMLA format and citation. So, when it came time to write this paper I had tolearn how to write it correctly and really focus on the citation and format, itwas too much. Also, research is very time consuming and none of that time wasenjoyable. It was hard, and a lot of research needed to decide on the righttopic to write about. I first decided writing about the topic “cyber bullying”but then when I did research there was not something new to add or write about.
So, I decided to change my topic, I have always been wondering abouttransracially adopted children and how they feel in their family and life. So,I decided to do a research about this topic and found reliable sources that Icould support my topic. One of the sources I have used in my writing was, Hollingsworth,L.
(1999). Symbolic interactionism, African American families, and thetransracial adoption controversy. Social Work, 44(5), 443-453 This study explored the perceptions of stakeholders regarding thepractice of cross-racial adoption (CRA) in East London, South Africa.A qualitative research design was used. Data were collectedthrough individual interviews and focus group discussions from 23 participants.The data were analyzed qualitatively, using thematic analysis. The results showthat there are mixed perceptions among the participants, with Whiteparticipants more likely than participants of other racial groups to supportthe practice of the CRA.
The findings also revealed that the practice of CRA isa controversial, yet an increasing phenomenon in which most Black children arebeing adopted by White parents. It is concluded that although the practice ofCRA is an acceptable form of custody of children in need of care andprotection, it is still an area that requires more attention from scholars andresearchers. Pertinent recommendations have been made to various stakeholders. Everywriter has their qualities and shortcomings. Generally, my qualities areexceeded by my shortcomings. Things I truly battle with are things likelanguage structure and MLA/APA arrange so when it comes time to compose I couldhave an incredible substance that is extremely fascinating, yet my review issquashed by sentence parts and mechanical mistakes.
I figured “Well on theoff chance that I haven’t got it at this point I should forget about it.”But no, from what I have realized this semester and with somewhat more practiceI could defeat those issues and could truly build up my written work. In mostof my papers, I primarily concentrate on the content.
I believe I have had anextremely intriguing life, however, I am just twenty years old I believe I haveencountered much. I generally have a fascinating theme when an assignment isgiven, which could likewise be one of my flaws. If I sat and pondered the taska little longer perhaps I could have discovered better points or subjects forsome of my essays, particularly the research paper.I as a writer has certainly improved. All through thissemester, I have felt myself feeling more sure and agreeable and additionallymuch better at seeing and grabbing mistakes. While doing the updates on theresearch paper Prof. Mark’s recommendations truly helped me see where I had mistaken,and keep me from making the mistake again and again.
Which I feel is a majorissue with me, I make around five or ten of the same grammatical errors againand again because I don’t know what the right way is. I think after next semesterwhen I take my next English class I will come to the heart of the matter as agood writer.In general, this English class extremely opened my eyes towhat I can fulfill in composing a compelling essay. Composing adequately isn’tsomething that individuals are great at right when they begin, however it willdevelop dynamically with each paper. I have just started to improve as a writerand Brian has gotten me to where I am present. In no way, shape or form am I aperfect writer but, I have grown new abilities with composing.
Writingsuccessfully takes a great deal of training and we got practice by modifyingour papers and our peers’ papers. We sat in class during some periods allthrough the semester in groups at the tables and passed every others paper aroundand everybody read them and after that put their own perspectives into theexposition. What’s more, we chose what we expected to rectify on their paperand what we needed added to our very own essays.
To conclude this reflective essay, I have taken in a greatwriting experience from this class and learned what to expect from differentteachers on their papers/essays. It has been a good involvement in English 102with everything that I have learned and the people I have met. I am open toindividuals remarking on my papers, regardless of whether it is positive ornegative. I have additionally figured out how to comment on peer essays, andwhat things to search for inside the paper. I’ve figured out how to utilizedistinctive words, expressions, or articulations to use set up of others thatwill best suit my style of writing. This semester has been one that itcertainly a learning and educational experience for me.