Reflect on the writing process for your first essay. Answer these questions:
- What did you do well in your essay?
- What are the strengths and weaknesses of your essay?
- Where did you struggle, if at all?
What are some possible reasons for banning books?
Introduction to Sandra Cisneros
Have you ever read anything by Sandra Cisneros before this class?
Did anybody look here up? What did you find out? Her books were banned in Arizona. Why do you think they banned them?
Why are we reading her stories in a composition class? How is this different from our previous readings?
If you were Rachel, what would you have done?
To answer this, write a dialogue between Rachel and Mrs. Price. Begin your dialogue with:
Mrs. Price: Of course the sweater’s yours. I remember you wearing it once.
Continue the dialogue any way you want.
Library Research Notes
Today we are meeting in the Crafton Library computer room.
In the Crafton Hills website go to the library link.
Crafton Hills Library Databases
You can search for books, ebooks, reference books, and articles.
Use the EBSCO Academic Search Complete database under interdisciplinary section
Find your keywords to search effectively in the databases.
Example topic: the rising costs of textbooks
Keywords: textbooks, cost, price, course reserves
Search the keywords you came up with for your topic.
Limit the results to full texts and scholarly.
Can also limit the results to current publication date, depending on your topic.
Use the Boolean search terms to help narrow your search results
AND, OR, or NOT
Read the abstract, summary, and/or introduction of the article you are considering to see if it is useful and relevant to what you are researching.
1.) Feel that i did well on describing the lessons that i was able to learn throughout me essay. I reflected well on the past lessons that i was capable of learning throughout my years of playing.
2.) My strengths of my essay is the commentary and lessons that were learned throughout my time of playing soccer.
3.) I struggled significantly with being able to put the readers in my shoes. it was a little agitating being able to remember the situation for myself, but writing it down on paper for others to understand your experiences. Everything may make sense in your own eyes, but once it was typed it did not make the most sense at times.
What did you do well in your essay?
in my essay i believe i told the story well and allowed the reader to know the message clearly
What are the strengths and weaknesses of your essay?
i believe a weakness of mine was over explaining instead of summing up the story and focusing on my lesson and the take away.
a strength would be how i allowed the audience to view the struggles and experience some of the emotion involved at that given moment
Where did you struggle, if at all?
i struggled mainly with placing events in correct order and connecting them in a way that didn’t seem mundane. and i believe i needed to make the take away message a bit longer than what it was
1.) I used quite a lot of imagery, I gave a lot of detail in my story, painting the picture of the processes and feelings that went into learning to ride a bike. My story was I would say organized well enough, as it was separated in paragraphs by time period of when each event happened. Also, I would say my story was pretty entertaining.
2.) My strengths would be the fact I did well in telling the story, giving lots of details and descriptions of the processes I went to riding a bike. My weaknesses during writing the story was the fact I would drift off quite a bit, I would go off tangent and start writing about other events that weren’t related to what my main point was. I was very wordy with my story, making it quite long truthfully.
3.) I didn’t struggle too much with the content, as it was just going back into my memory, giving as much description to the events that played out to the overall result of me learning to ride a bike. The one thing I did struggle with however was my grammar. I was making quite a bit spelling mistakes, having to go back and fix them up, and later seeing my tense usage was not always proper.
What did you do well in your essay? I feel like I did a great of portraying the event in which I got hurt, as well as the struggles of trying to get my passions back.
I feel like I also did well at inspiring the reader.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of your essay? The strengths of my essay are definitely the need for inspiration and defining never giving up and that I am prof someone can do what they want even with limitations. I do think my weakness is providing a clear image on what my struggles were though, that I should have put more details into that and keeping everything past tense.
Where did you struggle, if at all? I always struggle with how to finish a paper, I find it harder than writing the actual paper. I also struggled with finding what would be the right details and what as appropriate to put inside of the paper.
– John Robinson
1.) I got out everything I really wanted to say in my essay. It was a bit easy for me to just spew out all of this story since I had been wanting to share it for a while. 2.) I think the strengths of my essay were the story telling aspects of it. My weaknesses were getting to the points in a more clear fashion. 3.) I struggled with sitting down and revising the essay to be its best because I have a shorter attention span than most. Other that this, the rest was simple.
1.I expressed where I stand on my on the article very well, like when we grow up on our own time through different experiences in our lives.
2.My biggest strength is on knowing personally on how much it sucks to be put down, to be in her shoes. Especially since I do not have eyebrows i was made fun of really bad as a kid until i learned to stand up for myself and believe that they are not that bad. And my biggest weakness is my writing capability i have a hard time explain what i want to convey.
3.I struggled on finding the correct word choice when I was writing
Reflect on the writing process for your first essay. Answer these questions:
1.What did you do well in your essay?
I felt that I did well in improving. I each session we learned a new tool by asking the questions. Did my reader learn a literacy, add a metaphor, add dialogue, add a catchy tittle. In adding in with new tools to add on I felt as if I was bolting on new important pieces.
2.What are the strengths and weaknesses of your essay?
I felt that the strength and what I did with ease was to tell my story. I feel my strength is to come up with content. My weakness was being able to keep what I blurted out interesting, organized, and skillfully written. Again with moving in the process from Shitty Rough draft to final, bringing it in and having a peer review, I feel that I built something that before the class I would not have been able to, and honestly never knew I was missing.
3.Where did you struggle, if at all?
I struggled to not make this a Biography. With wanting to tell one story in my life, I would start writing parts of life situations that were not relevant,, I would delete and get back to the assignment.
1) I think the one thing I did well on my essay was dialogue. I included a lot of internal and external commentary in my writing.
2) My strengths of my essay would have to be dialogue and attention to detail. My weaknesses in my essay would be structure of paragraphs.
3) I don’t think the structure was as well as it should have been. It was difficult to connect the pieces of the story together. In other words, I wanted the story to flow well, but I don’t think I achieved that.
I think I did well on explaining why I started this new journey.
What I learned at the end, the great feeling I had after learning something new and weakness was explaining the process the things I couldn’t succeed in the beginning.
I struggled explaining the small issues that I was having trouble with since there things I need to explain in detail but tried explaining it in short words.
2.The strengths of my essay are imagery, some metaphors, and the lesson that I learned. And I would say my weaknesses of my essay is that maybe I went overboard with the length and wordcount.
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