English class has never been one of my strong aspects of life, I would say the grammar part of English I am more knowledgeable at, but when it comes to me having to write papers I am never very fond of the idea. I was required to take the class for my pre-requisites for dental hygiene; and lets just say when I had seen that English Composition one was on the list I was not the least bit thrilled. My experience in this class brought me to the realization that English is not as bad as I had once thought.
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This is my second semester of online classes and I am proud to say that English has been one of my most proud, but challenging online classes I have had; even though my grades do not show a lot of excellence I usually am a very low-grade student in the class of English. Mrs. Goerl was very helpful when it came to grading and response; she always was very prompt in having assignments graded, but at the same time you knew she took a lot of time into the evaluation of the assignments.
I appreciate the detailed feedback and am still returning back to them for reference and help. I struggle a bit with procrastination; my fiance is always pushing me to do homework but I am one that always waits until the last minute to do things I do not love; until I got to English Composition with Mrs. Goerl. She is not a lenient teacher who lets me get away with sloppy work and looking back at that I appreciate it; even though I may not have at the time. I learned my lesson after the first couple of assignments when no studying or time was put in to the assignments.
I now will take a couple days to write a paper and have found that when I do that I tend to come up with more ideas that in return result in better grades. Also, with this course being online it is easier
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to put things off because you are not required to show up at a certain time to class. I have learned that writing down my agenda for the week works better for me; that way I can do the things I enjoy but also know when I need to dig my face into the books. It sure does help though when you have access to due dates; which I struggled with in the course.
I am not very good at looking at assignments that were ahead of my schedule and would get the email the day before or day of the assignment being due and I would have to run home to get that certain assignment done. What I learned from this class is that revising your work is key in English; you always need to check what you write over and over again. When I am done revising a paper of mine I am sick of looking at it. Sometimes though I would get to critical and would end up starting all over again from the beginning and I feel like it just made the paper worse.
I have also learned that I struggle a lot with thinking of words to use besides my normal words I use every day. I would say though that my vocabulary has grown since the beginning of the class. Without the help from the other students and my teacher I would have not been able to get through this class, like I said before English is not my strong point and even though I have learned a lot about my writing I have a long way to go until I can say that I am a great writer. Thanks for everything you have taught us Mrs. Goerl your hard work and dedication in teaching us is very much appreciated!See More on Writing