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The famous quote “We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are” by Max De Pree adequately describes my experience in the course FOUN1401: Writing in the Disciplines. This main objectives of this course is to identify and use defining elements This course was very effective during my first semester at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. Developing every part of my life not only academically as a student and an individual was what this course did to me. In order for me to become successful in my life learning is very crucial so just remaining at one level of education is not adequate for surviving in life. Learning is process which takes place every day and continuously without the person knowing that it is being done. This course has contributed to my knowledge tremendously and has made me more competent in all facets of my life particularly academically. “We cannot what we need to be remaining what we are” Max De Preen can be used to describe my experience with this course by learning about documentation styles, plagiarism and paraphrasing and summarizing.

Documentation styles is a topic in Foun1401: Writing in the Disciplines which has made me realize that “we cannot become what we need to be by remaining who we are” according to Max De Pree. Learning about the different documentation styles such as APA format and MLA format has contributed to my academic career effectively. When writing research papers it is very important to record the sources used as this makes your work more credible. Before doing this course, I was ignorant about the different documentation styles but doing assignments such as the annotated bibliography and the library session has taught me how it should be done. In order for me to become successful in life I cannot remain in the same situation so by doing this course it reinforced the point that change is inevitable. The citing of sources must be correctly done at the end of each paper with the correct...
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