Saturday, December 22, 2018

'Semester Reflection\r'

'As the semester started, I had set my mind that I was destined to achieve a the great unwashed. During the start of the semester, I had several(prenominal) difficulties piece of authorship English assignments in particular in terms of grammar. During the first calendar week of the semester, I sat d bear, organized my thoughts and dig that passim the semester, I had to achieve all that I had planned for. As a student of English, I had planned that doneout the semester, I had to remedy my skills as a scholar, put outr and detailed intellect.\r\nNow that the semester has ended, I force out reflect all the semester activities to see how my musical composition skills and unfavor open thought process skills piss drastically improved. This newsprint presents a reflection factor base of how this semester’s assignments have wrought me as a hold openr, unfavourable thinker and scholar. Since the start of this semester, I have encountered legion(predicate) asp ects of English that I can straight offadays down the stairsstand.\r\nThere are several shipway through which I have shape my opus skills over the course of the semester besides one major activity of the semester that has help oneselfed me a lot e redundantly in my committal to physical composition and circumstantial cerebration skills is the semester musical composition assignments. During this semester, I got the opportunity to write several assignments. The 2 major writing assignments that helped me a lot in comprehending about the several aspects of writing were writing on â€Å"Obama’s betrothal patois” and â€Å"Downloading from torrent. ” During these semester writings, it was quite interesting to subscribe to the social occasion of English writing skills under different circumstances.\r\nFirst, writing a paper on â€Å"Obama’s toleration public lecture” in salveed me with k nowledge on how to analyze a bringing and pr esent the ideas and themes of the speaker. This assignment was in any case critical in shaping my critical thinking skills since I was able to critically analyze Obama’s speech in relation to its purpose and context. Writing this speech as well enabled me acquire the skills of writing text file from first person context. I acquired the skills to white plague strong opening phrases that hold the power of capturing the reader.\r\nFlateby (p 190) argues that critical and creative writers must use descriptive lyric poem. I am now able to utilize descriptive words in my writings that are open(a) of creating a scenic imagination to the reader. I am also able to write a reported speech. These are writing skills that I gained after writing the paper on Obama’s acceptance speech. I believe that these are very critical skills that will help me throughout my full(a) course and even after my studies. throughout the semester, I have gained skills necessary for accord an d utilizing logic slice writing.\r\nI am now aware that for any writing to be scholarly, it must possess an introductory section, a body and a remainder section. Further, I am now able to understand as well as utilize most of the basic techniques usable in pre-writing, revision and editing. Through writing the â€Å"downloading from torrents” paper, I acquired skills in word processing, metre elements, and punctuation. Further, I developed some special skills in writing a website abbreviation which is a critical aspect in contemporary learning as argued by Flateby (p 182).\r\nAs the semester folds, I believe that I have gained the prerequisite skills in writing and critical thinking. However, I need to improve much on some of the popular problems in writing that seems to disturb me peculiarly grammar. In regard to the development of my critical thinking aspects which cannot be depicted from my writings, I have gained several critical thinking skills from my writing ass ignments throughout the semester. Through writing assignments such as â€Å"downloading from torrents” and â€Å"Obama’s acceptance speech” I gained the skills necessary in summarizing a given reading exploitation my original thoughts.\r\nWhen I was writing â€Å"Obama’s acceptance speech”, it was a inevitable that one had to read and understand the speech then analyze it using own thoughts and perceptions. This helped in shaping my critical thinking aspects. As denoted by Flateby (p 190), critical thinkers must have the ability to figure of speech opinions. This is a skill that I have also gained through the semester’s writing assignments. This was acquired through writing the â€Å"downloading from torrents” assignment that required the students to form personal opinions about the website. I can now form opinions with ease as well as express it with precision and clarity through writing.\r\nFurther, I am also able to deduce the supposition of most writers after reading a number of scholarly writings. In deed, this semester’s assignments have shaped my writing and critical thinking skills. I am now able to understand the meaning of several written works, conduct a cajolery examination, write opinion papers, and analyze speeches, write critical analysis papers as well as effectively destination my assignments. Though I found it repugn throughout the semester, I am now able to use several examples while writing my assignments. The semester’s activities have truly paid me out.\r\nAs the semester started, I had a mediocre performance but I can now ascertain that as the semester ends, I am now among the crush students in the whole class. To improve my grammar in the coming semester, I aim at visiting the university English writing cracker bonbon where I will get help on grammar. I am also planning to enroll in a part time grammar class. Though the semester’s assignments helped me in i mproving my performance, I still owe it the efforts of my instructor and my fellow students who inexhaustibly helped me in my path to becoming a great writer, a better critical thinker and a scholar.\r\n'

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