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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

          The first semester of my college career is coming to a close in one week.  For my English 101 class I am required to put together a portfolio that includes three previous assignments and an essay evaluating my work over the course.  The questions I have for the person reviewing my essay are really basic.  I would like to know first and foremost if I followed the requirements of the assignment.  I would also like to know if my essay flowed and if I used transitional sentences since I have had issue with those in the past.  Finally, is the essay well organized?  

Monday, May 2, 2011

Worries

          Yet again, I am supposed to be writing about chapter 58 on evaluations but, I cannot think about anything else but my final exam.  The exam is in two parts that will be taken on two different days.  I have never taken a written exam essay before and am nervous.  The instructor wants us to use a model and apply in to a film.  I can do that.  I did it before with Shrek the Third. Well, I hope I can do that.  I fear the unknown and it is a waste of energy. I think I should put my energy towards studying and becoming prepared for the final exam. 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Writing Process Now

          I feel that I have advanced as a writer throughout my college English 101 course.  The assessment test from the college that placed me in this particular level of class did not prepare me for what I thought was going to happen in the class.  I thought that we were just going to diagram sentences and all that small stuff.  In reality, I was required to write several papers.  Thankfully, I learned new methods to generate material and pre-write.  I learned the difference between editing and revising.  That knowledge defiantly came in handy because I did a lot of revising this semester. 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Evaluations

           I am going to be completely and extremely honest: I am so tired of reading the material for these blogs.  Rather, I would like to talk about the evaluation essay for my portfolio.  I think I evaluated my work fairly.  I do not think that I gave myself too much credit or that I was unfair to myself.  And, I think that I achieved in completing the requirements for the assignment.  Although there have been many times of frustration and confusion, I have enjoyed the work throughout the course and feel that it had prepared me for further writing courses.  

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

My Writing Process before College

          Ever since I was a young child, I have loved to write.  I used to create tons of notebooks littered with writings.  And, my daughter has followed in my footsteps.  But before college my writing style was very different.  I did not pre-write or technically rough draft.  I would use the same file to make revisions. I have learned to save each step in a different file to prove that I actually came up with the ideas and did not plagiarize.  I have never written so many papers in a sixteen weeks’ time before.  I do feel that I am getting better with my writing skills and I am not as confused and discouraged when I sit down to write my papers.
 

Monday, April 18, 2011

Proposals

          A Modest Proposal to Improve Forest Management is example used in Chapter 62 that pertains to proposals. (Early in the course we were supposed to right a proposal.  I was smart enough to find this chapter to write my proposal even though it was not assigned at that time.)  Anyway, the proposal from above mentioned the fiscal conservatives and the liberal environmentalists do not trust each other’s motives: big surprise.  How can a group trust anyone no a days with all the crooked scams that are being played in politics?  Plus, many of these fiscal conservatives, in my opinion, cut funds to programs that are needed by society just so they can line their own pockets.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

RN,DC,ND: Someday

          I am in my first semester at Waubonsee Community College.  I hope to join their nursing program and earn an RN degree.  Then, my goal is to enroll at National University of Health Sciences and earn a BA in Biomedical Science.  Unfortunately the university only offers night classes for a BA.  Finally, I hope to be admitted into the university’s Doctor of Chiropractic medicine and Naturopathic Doctor programs.  I will then have two years worth of internships at the National University’s on site health clinic.  It will be a long road but I know that it will be worth it.  I believe from the bottom of my heart that this is what I am on this Earth to do.  I want to help others find and practice an alternative way to true health.