Personal Reflection

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“We have an obligation and a responsibility to be investing in our students and our schools” (Foster). This statement is one of the many famous political expressions made by President Barack Obama; this one in particular was one from a speech in April 2011. This assertion made by our President creates a refection of my first and failed experience in Expository Writing at Roger Williams. My teacher was not invested in my education at all. When my struggles in class first began in the fall semester of 2015, I relayed them to my professor and he suggested to go to the writing center for help. Following his advice I met with a tutor; they were not able to help me because I did not have anything written yet and they could not help me start. I felt …show more content…
In my CORE science class we had to write three essays throughout the semester they were sort of daunting to at first because they were supposed to be two pages single spaced on any scientific topic that I want to write on. While writing the first essay I was unsure what to write about and afraid I was having the problem that I had a year ago. Taking a breath, I start to go on recordable science databases and science magazines. I looking for something that was recent and interesting. Eventually, I found a lot of articles on Laron Syndrome. With an immense amount of research I studied my topic and after learning all I can I began to write. I felt really comfortable with my topic and was totally prepared to write. To start off I considered the rhetorical situation, the audience was my teacher so I decide to treat the audience as anyone so I can do more in depth with vocabulary and the genre is clearly scientific non-fiction. My use of rhetorical appeals are based of the genre being scientific non-fiction I knew I would have to use more logos than ethos or pathos. Keeping that in mind I wrote using P.I.E. format, fact or a quote follow by a description followed by an explanation. I did this throughout the essay and I got four out of five on the …show more content…
For essay I was writing about Roger William’s Letter to the Town of Providence so I did not need any research, just the document. Never the less I still did some research but other than that I jumped right into the rhetorical appeals and decided for this I should use logos but also ethos because considering the rhetorical situation I am writing a more of review or editorial. For this I got compliments for doing research and an A grade on the paper. The last paper this class helped me write was a short review of a Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for my Aesthetics class. Knowing my teacher was my audience; I used logos to describe the terminology in music, ethos to describe how the music was controversial and pathos to express my emotions towards the music and concert. For this essay I another A grade. In conclusion, this class has been drastically different and immensely helpful. This year I have got so many good grades on my papers, I am more confident when I write. This class had shown me so much, I know my writing better and my study habits better. Overall, I am just ready to move on the writing course but I am not afraid to

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