Embrace Your Kinks And Your Curls By Jerone Hunkins

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Jerone Hunkins, a first year student, attends the University of St. Martin and is currently obtaining an Associate’s Degree in General Liberal Arts. In the English Composition II course, she has learnt how to write various essays such as the Beliefs and Values, Argumentative, Art Critique Essay. She learned when it is appropriate to be objective and subjective, how to write an essay without using personal pronouns and how to critique her peer’s essay bearing in mind that people have different backgrounds. Furthermore, she has mastered the art of critiquing, by providing both positive and negative feedback. In addition, she has improved her exhibition of the MLA format. This portfolio entails three different Essays. They are the Beliefs and …show more content…
In the Argumentative Essay entitled, “Black Women Embrace Your Kinks And Your Curls,” the author is encouraging black women to embrace their natural hair. The author provided reasons why black women are desperate for what society depicts as good hair. Some reasons included that they are insecure, pressured, or straighten their hair because it is convenient. She then shows women that their hair is a part of their identity. Society is not to determine who has good hair and who does not have good hair. Some black women aspire to get the white girl flow that they ultimately spend thousands of money on hair extensions or chemicals to straighten their hair. The author concludes that all hair is good hair and that women should appreciate their natural hair and stop striving to mirror someone of a different …show more content…
In the Art Critique Essay, the main message that the author understands from the song is that people need to listen to God’s voice behind the artist’s voice. The author appreciates artist’s skill of writing both in standard and colloquial language to target different audiences. Seeing that the author and the artist share similar musical talents in playing music, she was able to identify that the artist was capable of bringing out various versions of her voice. The author realizes that the artist uses a very important word, “need”, which signifies that one needs to listen to her urgently so that they can get the message being brought fourth, which is the word of God. The author has a deep appreciation for the various elements in the song which are clapping, drumming, violin and the artist’s voice singing backup. Spending the semester, Fall 2014, in the English Composition course, enables one to experience communication among the classmates of various backgrounds that have various perceptions on different issues. Peers were able to critique each other on specific areas which directed one when editing and writing future essays. Also, class discussion enabled one to think on a broader basis and view issues from various perspectives. Writing journals acted as reinforcement, in that it keeps one up to par with practicing to express one’s self using the English language regularly. The instructor did an excellent job in completing everything on the syllabus although a

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