May 29, 2013
During the duration of a class one is to learn as much as possible. It is in the student’s best interest to not only pass a class, but take full advantage of all resources given. When entering an English class one is to expect large abundance of work, and very time consuming essays. It is entirely true, but the point is repetition and practice. Personally, the goals set for myself were simple. Previously I had trouble with organizing and formatting a full paper, so the goal was to improve these techniques. Being a Business Administration Major, stating my point and organizing is extremely important. Therefore, gaining course material on analyzing, critiquing, and focusing on arguments was the ultimate goal. Stated back in the Diagnostic Writing Assignment, I was unfamiliar with the relation between English and Business. With the course material and other resources, I was taught all writing is argument. The resources that were beneficial were other English classes that I was able to attend. A friend of mine is a student at California State University, Los Angles (CSULA) and I was able to attend his English 102 class. The degree of difficulty was much higher than English 101, but the exposure to higher education was very beneficial to this class. From a self-evaluation, I believe the goal I had set for myself was reached. Techniques presented in the class were extremely beneficial, specifically rough drafts and outlines. Although the outlines and techniques practiced were basic, they were able to give me a clear example of what I wished to write about. This prevented my usual act of jumping the gun. Within this semester, it seemed ironic that we took more notes than any of my other classes; references towards jotting ideas, and creating outlines were the ultimate knowledge I gained from the class. However, there was a flaw that was revealed when writing. Combining the work I have completed, I noticed there was a large...
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