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Ashley Larsen
11/21 Discussion
Fri Nov 21, 2014 3:26pm
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Ashley Larsen
My experience in English this semester I would have to say has been pretty good. I feel like this class definitely improved my writing, especially writing a Literature Analysis! English 1100 has been vastly different than other English classes I've taken in the past. The most significant difference would have to be that this English class is very writing intensive where my high school English classes focused more and the reading comprehension side of English. In high school we did have writing assignments but they were rather simple, and the teachers basically gave everyone an A or a B basically if you turned something in. Because of that, I didn't really feel that I learned much about writing in high school, and didn't really feel that I could write an A paper at the college level. After high school, I didn't feel prepared for writing papers in college by any means.
Therefore, from English 1100 I feel like I benefitted most from the writing we had to do. It helped a lot that we talked in detail about what should be in the paper, tools to help us create a paper, and the format of the paper. It also really helped to have a breakdown of what should be in each paragraph because in high school, my teachers never really covered any of that. They gave us the writing assignment, and that was basically it. I had no direction as to what to include and how to write it to be a well written paper. Overall, I think the tips on how to write a good paper is what I benefitted most from.
I think what I benefitted least from would have to be that I don't think my reading comprehension improved that much. We did read stories, and discussed them which was helpful but I feel that my comprehension didn't improve all that much.
Overall, I feel this class did help me tremendously and didn't only prepare me for the next level of English, but the tools, especially on writing papers, I can use in any class for any essay.
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