English 101 On Multiple Skills That May Have Not Been Touched On High School Or Other Colleges

1222 Words Dec 15th, 2016 5 Pages
During this semester, English 101 elaborated on multiple skills that may have not been touched on in high school or other colleges. Coming from high school, in my four years of English classes, I never had to write or discuss summarizing articles, papers, and other writings. After learning a few tips and tricks on how to summarize a piece of text, it became easier to summarize the texts and also improved my ability to tell others summaries of data or information. After the few assignments we had on summarizing, I feel like we should have had one more assignment or more available time to talk about it in class because it seems like an important skill to have in jobs and when displaying information to others. Looking back on the summary assignments now, it wasn’t an issue for me to get the few pages typed out, but identifying the important material within the text. This skill has helped me in my engineering 100 class and chemistry because for our labs we needed to create reports. In most reports you need to sum up what you did, the data you found, and anything you discovered.
In our first assignment of summarizing “The End of Sustainability” by Melinda Benson and Robin Craig, my initial paper was disappointing in a way to myself because of how little I knew about summarization. Starting with my concluding paragraph, “The author’s main proposal is that the use of sustainability needs to be revamped and modified to deal with today’s issues rather than allow it to…

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