For the final portfolio I am planning on working on my unit 1 and 3 assignments because I feel like I could’ve put a bit more effort to them. In the beginning of the semester I was just writing for the sake of the assignment. I tried my best but now with my new found knowledge I believe I can add more to my assignments. For as long as I can remember I have always dreaded writing assignments, especially assignment in which I am told I can write about any topic I want. For me to write something I need to be told what to write and a rubric/guideline for the essay. I don’t believe I have it in me to just free write anything, I would just sit in front of my keyboard and my mind would be empty. The same thing happened with this semesters assignments. However, now that I have a foundation to work on and feedback from my peers and professor I believe I can add more to each assignments. For assignment 1 I would have to work on the structure of my essay and add more now that I have a better idea of what should be a part of the assignment. For unit 3 I was limited to what I can do and add for my newspaper article; but now that I know what I need to fix from the feedback of my peers I can structure the newspaper article how I had originally envisioned it in my mind.
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.