I knew quite a bit about my topic before I started it but wanted to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. Compared to how I researched the past this was much more time-consuming and hefty to do. From doing research this way I’ve learned how to organize ideas and topics more efficiently and how to analyze work better. It has made me a better researcher and showed me how fast I usually do research. From analyzing something rhetorically I’ve learned what the author wants to know to perfection and in-depth. Rhetorical analysis is something I think I’ll do more in the future for theoretical pieces and political pieces for their uses in P.OV. I didn’t run into any problems during the annotated bibliography and feel like I’ve ended with a good piece of work.
ENG 1101 is about you getting more comfortable with your own process. You’ll look at tools and ideas about how language is used to communicate and persuade and even exclude. And you’ll be introduced to concepts like transfer, genre, and metacognition.
I’m Jackie Blain, and you can find me on our Slack workspace or via email DBlain@citytech.cuny.edu.
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It really does help to figure out what someone wants in terms of communicating information BEFORE you write something you wish you hadn’t :-).