Shaped By Writing, The Undergraduate Experience Analysis

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“Shaped by Writing, The Undergraduate Experience,” is about a study conducted by the “Harvard Study of Undergraduate Writing”. To elaborate, Harvard Study followed 400 students from their class of 2001, up until they graduated. Upon graduation, a certain few were asked about their undergraduate experience. All of the students described their undergraduate experience as a well learned trait, so to speak. One student says, “I couldn’t imagine college without writing now.” They expressed immense change not only in their writing but also in their lives. How could they possibly have gone through such a life changing experience through literature? Just think about the immense change that would have to occur to an individual in order for their life …show more content…
This thought will ruin the quality of life, if this is true they should all quit their jobs and throw in the towel. How could it be possible that a college course literally changed their life, not just their writing but their life. “Houston we have a problem,” They’ve misspelled writing, and wrote it as the word life. Student Amy Chen powerfully states, “My writing course, my freshman year changed my life. It changed my life more than any other course I took in college.” Throughout their undergraduate course students learned how to breakup parts of their assignments, and acquire skills to help comprehend their writing needs better. Furthermore, these students also learned how to better communicate their thoughts on a piece of paper. How could newly developed literature skills physically change someone? Could …show more content…
This overall study was biased and reiterated the idea that college literature was extremely hard but in the end, they all benefited from it and it proved to be quite the experience. How could you possibly be touched and moved by a class you hardly apply to everyday life. Think about it. College literature will not be applied in everyday life like for example, at the grocery store. They will never go to check out at the store and give a speech about the products they 've bought and why they chose to buy them. To me, a life changing skill would exemplify something much more common and greater, like learning to walk and talk for instance. That is something life changing because it is something you will use every day of your life. Not once or just throughout your college

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