Reflective Essay: The Learning Narrative

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During the discussion I learned a great deal of things from my classmates. The use of rhetoric played an enormous role during our exchange of words. The group shared their perspective on different topics covered in class. It was beneficial to share my ideas and receive feedback. I was able to hear my colleagues’ ideas about an array of subjects including: First drafts, peer editing, rhetoric, the R.A.I.D.S. process, as well as our project. I grasped the concept of the “Sh*tty First Draft” immediately. I spent so much unnecessary time on trying to cough up a perfect paper on my first try. Throughout this semester I realized how much easier it is to get your ideas out in a brainstorming fashion first. Once all of your thoughts are on your canvas …show more content…
This means some comments were helpful and others were not. Naturally, we discussed the projects from WRA. We first considered the Learning Narrative, which we all evaluated thoroughly. For me, the Learning Narrative gave me a chance to analyze a lesson that ultimately changed my outlook on life. With my memoir I did not want to be predictable and lecture about a traumatic experience that changed my life. Instead, I took a different approach and decided to discuss a minute lesson that turned into to something way bigger. A few of my classmates mentioned how they wrote about an experience that benefitted them the most. The Disciplinary Literacy allowed me to explore my future through research and interviews. I familiarized myself with so many aspects of the field of law. My interviewee is a law student and gave me amazing insight on various details about law school. This is a huge advantage for me, seeing that some people have no idea about what is to …show more content…
This concept was extremely difficult for me to grasp initially. I think I struggled with it so much, because I always thought of the term “rhetorical question”. I had it so planted in my brain that a rhetorical question was one that needed no answer or had an obvious answer. In fact, that’s exactly what it is, but how did it relate to the definition of rhetoric? Rhetoric is used to persuade while relaying a message in your writing. The Remix Project certainly set the record straight for me. Once that project was completed I had applied rhetoric in a totally different way, and it helped me understand it better. The remix project required to use a video to portray rhetoric. It had to appeal to someone and my group had to make it enjoyable, which means we were to consider who our audience was going to

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