When I first had this class, I really had great expectations and things I didn’t get to do as much in English 125. As I am coming closer to the end of my semester as a freshman, I will try to keep in mind when we were assigned variety of reading works and 2 essays, with one research paper, I will try to take in the different types in how to address the question very thoroughly and finding some way to find a theme within the assignment, and get secondary sources from a scholarly journal site.
I also learned from great professors like (Prof. Namphy and Abbott) whenever we are doing any essay, and if we happen to like a quote by the person of the book or article, we have to try to give credit to the author by putting quotation marks whenever we get any quote that is not ours. I really have to admit that I really loved this class in particular because even though Prof. Abbott, is a new professor at York College, I really like how she tells us when she writes stories herself, she always proof reads it and peer reviews with everyone so she can learn from her mistakes, and when I first heard we had to do peer reviews in class, I was at first confused, because I have never done it before, and when I finally got used to it after a while, I would have a different reaction and to me it was very unique having the privilege of reading other classmates’ paper and them reading my paper, and every time I would try to take everyone’s suggestions and comments to improve my paper even more. There was another time where we met in the library to help us with citations and how to have access to scholarly journals where Du Si was nice enough to take his time and help us with any confusions we may have and how to have access when offline.
Another reason why I really enjoyed this class is because in my first semester in English 125, I was always afraid to raise my hand because I was afraid I would say something stupid, and then in English 126, I always raised my hand and I really loved participating, and at the end I wanted to finish strong by coming to class everyday, doing class assignments, participating, and doing the three writing assignments which were apart of the rest of the requirements. When I go to graduate York College in the future and when I am doing my job that I will really be passionate about, I want to try to work with people, where I will try to improve in my writing more further so people don’t judge me based on how I write or how I present myself to them in a good manner when I speak in front of people.