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Critique Own Work and Others

Critique Own Work and Others

My own work: My methods have not changed from semester to semester. If anything I would say that the time and effort that I put in declined. My drafts had a lot less thought and planning to them.  There were some times that I would look over my previous work and know exactly how I would like to improve the essay, where it would be best to work on and how I could make it better only to drop my…

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Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After

At long last, we’ve reached the conclusion to 123. There have been long hours slaved over a computer, trying in vain to find the words that would be most appeasing. Reading and rereading articles, looking for the right quotes and sayings that will propel our essays just that much further. We came in to English as a newcomer to the discourse of college. At least mostly. Looking back I’m not all that sure where I progressed. I mean I did….

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Engagement

Engagement

Throughout the class, I have been here and focused on whatever was happening in class. Whether it be listening, conversing, or creating. At times we would be broken down into groups and then we would share ideas with each other. Most of that, if not all was just discussion and there were no notes for it. Online, we commented on our questions and in the essays, we looked at our peer’s writings and pointed out areas of global revision for…

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Integration with Others

Integration with Others

The major idea of integration is carrying on a conversation with those that are a master. This is the the end result of active reading typically. You’ve come up with ideas from reading the works of others and now you’re combining those thoughts with theirs in a formal writing instead of along the margins. Using the formulas that you gave us, I tried to integrate my ideas with other voices whenever possible. One post that I did was: Sociologists call…

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Active Reading

Active Reading

Active reading is when you engage with the text. Instead of simply reading the words on a page, you’re actively thinking about them. Drawing connections between authors and adding your own thoughts. Last semester this was done repeatedly and this semester, thanks to that, the writings of Gee, Delpit, and Brandt were easily discovered again. The varying colors on the page of the different times and thoughts that were added can clearly be seen. Yet, this semester, I don’t believe…

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Writing as a Process

Writing as a Process

Writing isn’t just a one shot and submit process. There should be a number of layers that go into your writing process before the first draft is even started. We started out with reading stories, and then we were told to come up with a list of questions, this was mine: 1. What did the stories accomplish? 2. Why is the archive significant? 3. Besides reading/writing, what are common threads between the stories? 4. How should we look at this…

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Control Sentence, Level Error

Control Sentence, Level Error

I think that my control over my sentences is at a good place. There are times when I get lazy and instead of searching for another way to connect thoughts, I’ll simply use ‘and.’ My writing tutor has had fun attempting to get me to stop but I usually try to avoid advancing it. Especially in my literacy paper. I would like to believe that my errors drop out with each rewrite. There have not been a lot of critiquing…

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Document Sources (MLA)

Document Sources (MLA)

Citing things is always important, crediting others is a must. But I’ll admit that while I know that I should, I rarely do unless told to. That doesn’t mean that I don’t know how to do it though. Examples of Citations: One of his claims is that people are limited in their primary Discourse; this is where many people begin to reject his ideas (Gee 10). Gee has the idea that individuals are unable to overcome any of their primary…

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Critique Own Work and Others

Critique Own Work and Others

I would like to believe that I’ve done some good editing when it comes to other’s works. I try to make my comments open, so that the reader knows where I think should be changed but not exactly how to do it. But there are times when I’ll leave suggestions, paths that I think that they should take in order to improve it.  It’s harder to critique myself though. I never feel like my writing is good enough but in…

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Active Critical Reading

Active Critical Reading

All of the works that we’ve written have copious amounts of notes on them. They are marked up and I feel as if I’ve managed to have a good conversation with them. Often when I’m reading, I first start by having no expectation and not looking for anything in particular. I’ll mark up the edges as my notes or underline parts that interested me. Then I’ll go back and look more deeply for what the professor wanted in the first…

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