Being a student of Mrs. Wilson Comp. II Class was okay this semester. There are a few things that I did learn this semester in her class. I learned how to write a research paper and do academic journals. I enjoy doing the academic journals because it was an interesting way to find information that you are looking for. If I ever need to look up any information that I need to find on the internet I could use my academic journals method to help narrow down my information.
However, the research paper was horrible because it was very difficult for me to put all your information together to try to make an argument that need to be cited if the information was not mine. It was hard to use the citation that was not mine without plagiarizing. My favorite paper this semester was my Memoir paper. I love to do Memoir papers because I am able to express my feelings and let my audience know what kind of a personal I am. I love to share my life with others to see if anybody else that my age who has experience things that I have at a young age. The hardest paper that I had to do was my research paper.
It was a lot of work that I had to do before even starting to write my paper. The first section of the paper was easy because it was just gathering your information together. My hard part of the paper was starting off and then beginning and then trying to make it flow in the correct tense. It was for me to identify the present and past-tense that I was using in my papers.. I was sad that I got a no credit on my paper. Knowing that I working as hard as I could with that paper, but I was glad that my teacher was able to show me my mistakes that I made and what I needed to do to get a passing grade.
My aspects of writing that I need to work on are my grammar issues. I have a bad grammar problem when it comes to writing a paper. I have it bad leaving off ending of words; have run on sentence and no comma in the correct places. I can say that I had all these problems on every paper that I have written in Mrs. Wilson Comp. II class. I can also say that I have improved a lot then when I first came to her class. Out of my entire teacher Mrs. Wilson was the only one to let me know that I had a very bad grammar problem in so many words.
A lot of my grammar problems come from the way I talk, where I grow up as a child as well as my peers. I am trying my best to fix that problem so that I would not have to look embarrassed by others who reads my papers. I do not like the fact that when my papers are not like the teacher wanted it, and the teacher decides to read it in front of the whole class as well as others that was not in the class, not knowing how humiliating it was for me to sit there and just let my teacher talk bad about me. It was bad that people would call me and tell me what my teacher did to a student in her class and hear them laugh at me.
I was glad that I had high self-esteem and was able to pull myself back together. I did not think it was very professional for her to do that. I think it would have been best if she would have talk to me after class or told me what my problem was. Out of respect I did not mean to write that paper that way. I just had a misunderstanding of the direction. The one thing that I know now, that I did not know before is how to do an academic journal. I would like to do more of them so I can get to know the UALR online website better. It would help me out in my near future.
I would be able to teach and share with others on how to used an academic journal when they need to do some research. I felt like I should have spend a lot of time of my research paper. It felt like I were been rushed to do a 5 to 10 pages paper. I would have like if we had more library time as well as class with our research paper. It is hard to try to learn something new that I never knew and try to learn it in 50 minutes. Other than these things my Comp. II class was okay this semester. There are just a few things that my teacher would have to work on to become a better teacher to her students.