Reflection Of My Experience In The Course Of The Classroom

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Over the course of the semester I feel my writing has improved considerably compared to when I first walked into this class. When I was getting ready for this class, my expectation was that this class would be like high school english, where we focused our time on proper grammar and writing bland and thoughtless essays. At first it did seem like this was going to be the case. However, as we got further into semester, I realized we were building towards something much greater than just thoughtless essays. Every assignment was like a level, where you learn different tactics to help you on the next level. From the summary on Revision by Harris, to the Digital Forum, we were learning different argument and rhetoric strategies to aid us in creating …show more content…
I spent a lot of time and effort in the actual design of the site. I had a lot of fun trying out different styles and just learning about a new way to display information. The assignment was challenging because of the medium through which we were sharing information, but it was also a lot of fun because of the creativity aspect involved. If I could go back and work on it I know I would still spend a lot of time on it because the nature of the assignment is such that it cannot stop getting better. After all these assignments I have realized the need to work on my transitions and explanation of cited information. Every assignment I felt a disconnect going from paragraph to paragraph even though the material its self I felt was good. There was no flow in my work which has made it boring and bland. No matter how good the information in the work is, if it does not connect together than it is useless in making a coherent …show more content…
As I have said above the biggest thing that I have to work on is making my papers concise and coherent. As you pointed out I was trying to cover too many subtopics within 4-5 pages. For the purposes of the argument I was trying to make about immigration, I decided that the benefits and consequences and the problems immigrants face today because of poor reforms were the best points for my claims. To do this I first off decided to change my thesis and tailored it to benefits, consequences, and the problems(See page 1 paragraph 3). From there my next step was to delete my paragraphs on history and overall impacts because I did not feel they were as crucial to my argument anymore(Original Document Page 2 paragraph 2). I did decide on keeping the history of reforms passed in the early 1920s to show how history repeats itself. The main purpose of this step was to make the essay less vague. I thought it would be more valuable to discuss the issue of immigration reforms if I approached it solely from the worth of immigration and problems of immigration to put moral value to the topic. When I first went over the assignment, including the history aspect was to just add more to the work to get to the five page limit. On top of that I changed the reforms to problems in order to build towards the need for reforms. The purpose of the argument of inquiry was to explore

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