Attending the second summer session, I feel like I am soooo over school for awhile. I cannot wait to enjoy my summer. Scramming an entire semester (4 months) in ONE month sounds crazy… and yes, the work is pretty crazy. Despite the scramming, I am happy I have been enjoying COMP 250. Looking in to our Learning Outcomes for this course, I believe I have grasped most of it.
☑ Working on this blog and devoting myself to writing a blog each day has greatly benefit me in writing.Practice makes perfect, right? So I feel like when I came in to this course, I had a great understanding of rhetorical knowledge and with my blogs I am able to practice it a lot more. I choose how I want my posts to look to create an affective writing to target my audience. Also, in order to get my audience to contribute their ideas, I’ve learned to accept many other viewpoints. As my blogs are of my perception only, I do leave space for opposition so that I can hear other opinions and claims to create an affective argument or new ideas.
☑ My experience in the writing and research process is creating a blog every day. I’ve learned to read the works of other scholars and create something new with that, adding my own knowledge. Also, I have a habit of making sure I quickly proofread, revise and edit my post before submitting. But in all, I have learned that when creating a research and blogging, it’s not about summarizing. It’s about using your research and creating something new with it.
☑ In class, we’ve had many presentations where each student had plenty of presentation time. Creating a presentation and creating blogs has helped me incorporate multimodal genres. Whichever media we are using to present we make sure it is targeting our audience. Nonetheless, as I am presenting or listening to the presenter, everyone was sharing their ideas and points. Having everyone involved expanded our topic and created more and more knowledge, which I believe helped me the most. When we are making comments or sharing our ideas, it’s either to agree, disagree, address a problem or gap.
☑ Lastly, based on the Learning Outcomes we definitely learned to have awareness of writing conventions. When creating a blog, it’s not just a traditional paper where we are pretty much robots. With blogs, we are able to have our own style of writing as we share our input and consider others’. In that consideration, when we create our blogs it only takes a few minutes, so I have created the habit of controlling my grammar, punctuation and spelling as I am blogging.
Check, check, check and check! Overall, I have learned so much in just one month. Despite the short classes, I feel as if I have learned so much in one month than any other class. Having our group discussions in class where everyone is involved and creating daily blogs and benefit me. It has helped me practice and interpret each of the learning outcomes.