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Learning outcomes 2.

Class has been really great so far! Im learning a lot about literacy and what I took most out of class was the advice Bill gave to us about reading essays and articles. Linking the connection between each paragraph and critically thinking about why the author used such words. Bill told us to study a paragraph for awhile and just make a connection between those paragraphs. After studying that paragraph and understanding it the other paragraphs should be a lot easier to understand. Reading for me has always been a struggle at times when trying to understand a paragraph. I would get lost when I get to another paragraph and I would not understand why they would argue in another topic in their next paragraph. Bills advice is really helpful, I’m starting to making a connection between each paragraph and reading has become a lot better and understandable for me!

learning outcome 1.

My learning expectation for this class was totally different from what i expected from the beginning of this class. I expected to learn more about just writing in general but its more different than that. Were are going to be doing a lot about researching, asking a lot of questions and writing a lot of notes down. I didn’t think this writing class would be this intense. Everyday I’m writing notes as fast as I can, mostly the whole class period. Im still learning to trust my pencil, I always hesitate at times when it comes to writing. But this class is going to be very helpful in my future composition class. Its making writing a lot easier because were learning the art of researching and researching makes writing a lot better when you know what your doing. Overall I’m glad I’m taking this class! ( :

class discussion

The first past three days have been really interesting, exciting and a lot of great vibes in class. We covered a lot these past three days and what really got my attention in our classroom discussions was talking about a self directed learning student. Which means the student is taking control of his own education and being responsible for it. He knows what the next move after completing a goal and continues to reach a higher education after completing one. For me this really motivates me to take control of my learning a lot more and become a more self directed learner. My education is really important for me, coming from a family that has one successful grandmother that everybody counts on to support all of us. My grandmother is a really great inspiration to my learning and motivated me to continue my education after high school. So taking control of my education, knowing what to do with it and applying it to my life is a goal i want to accomplish while I’m in college, this is what it means to be self directed learner in my own perspective.

top twenty

The top twenty I would say is the most helpful source that the easy writer has to offer. It lists the most basic common error students most likely get when it comes to there first year in college. After listing the top twenty mistakes it tells your briefly how to correct those errors with examples it provides. To me this would be really helpful with my grammar use and sentence structure. To me the top twenty is just for basic problems first year college writers run into. Im still considered a first year college writer, but I’ve never referred back to easy writer because I didn’t know this section existed on the book! From now on if i have any problems with sentence fragment or placing my comma in a specific area i will refer back to the top twenty to see if it can answer my questions when the time comes. Overall I think the top twenty is really helpful for college freshman writers.

how to use this book

My blog today is about a book called “Easy Writer” by Andrea A. Lunsford and its over a part of the beginning that says “how to use this book.” Basically what this section of the book covers is the fundamentals of how to use and find things on this book. It helps out a lot of readers that aren’t familiar with the book and may have some questions about it. For me I don’t really need to use this section because I already know how to use it. I’ve been using easy writer ever since I started my composition class and its been really helpful throughout my semesters. I find the citation really helpful because citing is not my thing


Ever since I was a little kid I was always interested in space. The vast unlimited space of the universe, billions of galaxies that float around in space and time. The creation of matter and all the energy that changes into different types of forms. The first ever galaxy that has every caught my eye was the andromeda galaxy. The milky way’s next door neighbor. Scientist say that our galaxy is crashing with this galaxy in a couple billion of years. Where does that collision leave us? Well we would be dead of course when it happens. There just so many questions out there that our human life span isn’t long enough to learn every material. But I believe aliens are out there that have learned everything. I always wondered if you learned everything there is to possibly learn than whats the point of living if you know everything? I always thinks about a lot of bizarre questions and things that happen in space and just try to imagine what its like to float on, into a ever straight line for infinite or if your an astronaut and you jump out into space spinning than you would just spin forever, that would be a really suckey way to die. But if I ever had the chance to go out into space I would definitely do it. One really crazy experience would be to eat floating candy, having nothing holding you down, just float around and chill, maybe read a book when your floating and bouncing off the walls in a space ship or play football in a big spaceship. The craziest stuff we could do in a zero gravity environment! The biggest question I have is how do astronauts work out in space if there is no gravity to resist and hold stuff down? But space scares me sometimes just trying to visualize and imagine everything and thinking that a supermassive black hole is just sucking up everything. But yeah ever since i was small space has always been very interesting to me. I’d like to thank gravity for holding shit down.

Class of June 10

Class today was just like the first day of class, a lot of information was crammed into 2 hours. What really kind of freaked me out was that 3 weeks of class was crunched into one week. To me I thought a lot of information was just going to be shoved into our face and we just had to retain that information. But after the first two days of class I realized that this wasn’t going to be that bad because I got a classroom full of great scholars and one great professor. The best part i liked about todays class was talking about our education. When Bill used a metaphor of a bike and our education. Some students are just riding in the back of the bike, their neither peddling or steering. To me this meant that there not putting in any effort and there not controlling there education, I would say there just going with the “flow.” Todays class also got me really thinking about composition because I really don’t like writing. But Bill brought to my attention that we use composition everyday on our lives. Such as writing and revising posts on social media sites, sending emails are different forms of composition. That changed my perspective on composition by not wanting to write, to realizing that I write everyday.  The most information I’m going to take out of todays class is more knowledge about Language and composition. The more people talk, the easier it is to express themselves. Since its sometimes hard for me to write essays and give my opinion, I’m going to be more open minded for now on. Overall I learned some great techniques in class, my perspective was change about composition and todays vibe was really great!


Language for me has always been about sharing ideas and communicating with one another. The first language I learned was English. I don’t ever remember the first time i started talking but I do remember that when I was middle school I really started focusing on my literacy because at times when I would read, I would sometimes come upon a word that didn’t make sense. Every time I got some of these unfamiliar words it would really frustrate me. Thats when I started looking up every word in my reading and my reading skills really improved. Just by learning these words in my reading, I started using the new words I learned in my everyday vocabulary. My Native Language is Navajo. I don’t really speak much from my language but I do know some basic words in my native culture. For example I know how to say “hello, dad, mom and grandpa” these are just a few basic words that i learned how to speak but I won’t try to spell because I might just spell it wrong. I never really tried to learn more of my words when I was young because a lot of other things grasped my attention and I never bothered to learn more of my native language. Language for me is a big part of my life, without it i wouldn’t be able to talk to my friends and express my opinions if it came to class. I believe Language is a big part of everybody’s life.