Living during this unprecedented time is really hard and stressful for us younger students. We have never experienced an online class before COVID-19. During this term, I have learned a lot about myself as a reader. As a reader, I found out that I’m into fictional stories,Literature, etc. As a writer, I understand the feeling toward writing when an author’s writing is really amazing. In writing you get to express how you feel what you are thinking and in a blind way of communicating with your writer. These feelings make you wanna write more and let people explore what you have in your mind. In this semester I got to improve my writing skills and my grammars and ways to target my audience and make them understand my perspective. Not only that in this term I got to learn new ways to write and use sources and how to keep my reader interested in my text. This semester I started to read more books than I was reading before. I slowly figured out that I love reading but I just never tried. The work I did early in the semester was lighter than the work I’m doing. Well, there are few ways to contrast my work. One way would be in the early semester. I wouldn’t think so much about my work because it was pretty light and there isn’t much work to do. As of now, whenever I have an assignment it takes a lot of time to put it all together and I have to do a lot of research etc to finish up my assignment. In a simple way, the work got heavier and it takes more time and thinking to do it now than before. My favorite assignment would be in unit 1-Education. It’s my favorite assignment because in this unit we got to talk about education and ways we can change it. We also got to talk about our personal experience with school and things that shaped our perspective toward school. In this unit we got to open up about how we feel toward school and things that we went through. Also another one of my favorite assignments would be in unit 3. It’s my most favorite because we got to choose our own topic and talk about it. These are the topics that we needed to address and find a solution for it and answer to your curiosity. I always was curious about police brutality and this topic helped me to find my answer to it and ways to improve this matter. Assignments aren’t just work that you complete and submit it. Every assignment teaches you something and gives you new ideas
Quote 1: But readers and writers don’t always see eye to eye on the same text. In fact, some things I write about in this essay will only bother your pickiest readers (some teachers, some editors, some snobby friends), while many other readers might zoom past how you use sources without blinking
Response: This quote is perfect example of what readers has to do in there writing to make us understand certain point that they trying to make and we don’t understand it. Some of us as reader we skipped confusing quotes or part of reading because we don’t understand it but those hard parts has lots of hidden meaning behind it toward authors perspective.
Quote 2: People are often unreasonably picky, and writers have to deal with that—which they do by trying to anticipate and preemptively fix whatever might annoy a broad range of readers.
Response: A writers goals is always to make their writing more interesting for the readers. But sometimes there are readers who picks on text unreasonably and it effects the authors writing style. No matter what author always has to fix those unreasonable problem for the reader.
Quote 3: It helps me to remember that the conventions of writing have a fundamentally rhetorical nature. That is, I follow different conventions depending on the purpose and audience of my writing, because I know that I’ll come across differently to different people depending on how well I follow the conventions expected in any particular writing space.
Response: Changing the style of your writing helps you to unlock new ideas and come up with new interesting ways to attract your audience attention. It also helps when you figure out the audience you trying to target this way you can figure out the genre you can use to get that audience attention.
Quote 4: I cite a source by hyperlinking; in an academic essay, I use a parenthetical citation that refers to a list of references at the end of the essay.
Response: Its extremely important that you cite your sources. Any authors or writer when you are making a claim its important to cite your sources at the end of your text to back you up. this also helps the readers to know more about the Information by checking up the cite.
Beginning of this semester I thought this course would be hard. As a college freshmen I had no idea what to expect. When the semester began I was so nervous and stressed to meet my professor. But when I got to meet professors Cole I was relived because she is really nice and understand us students so well. The assignment in this class are fun to do because we have lot of topics to choose from. For future students my advice would be to follow the guidelines of the class and turn your work on time. I hope you all the best in future.