The End Of Sustainability Analysis

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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 …show more content…
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 continue to represent old values and ways of thinking. Sustainability today is described by the authors as a useless idea and that if it is not changed to accommodate today’s sciences and needs in industry, the environment may reach its tipping point of equilibrium and may not be recoverable” (Summary Assignment 1). This concluding paragraph was completely based of what I was shown in high school. Conclusions in most assignments are almost entirely a small summarization of the whole passage before it. Although I had little knowledge of academic writing at the time, it was nice to write a paper and not have to worry about using pronouns that involved myself. It was a new freedom I have been introduced to and it made writing …show more content…
This essay took me hours to even start, I had never thought of my own world view and I had a fairly closed view of what I truly thought. I almost consider this essay to be one of my failures because of how hard it was for me to think of my world view which is a simple task for most. This assignment was difficult for me because I felt my world view was not very specific and I had to decide what side to choose. At the time I had a harsh view of the world that those who do work get rewarded because of my neighbors giving me this impression my whole life. Watching my father work forty hours a week to bring home a decent pay check made an impression on my views and my own work ethics. But then as I got older I noticed with my own income why he called them leaches adding to my darker world view. On the other hand, I viewed the world through only a portion that I could experience and that I know there are families with both parents working and need the extra income. The critical reflection essay was difficult for me because of my personality being closed off from most of the world and that I find the news depressing and usually baron of real news. I consider this a failure because it felt like what I was describing as my world view to be fake, and for me to really understand my world view it could take longer for me to

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