Mid-Self Evaluation Essay
As this semester has begun, and I have begun to adjust to this course’s requirements, expectations, and goals I have found myself taking more risks and challenging my prior writing style. I’ve been a little apprehensive with my writing style this semester and feel that at times I may be missing the entire ideas of the topic. Although I do the work and get a good grade, I always feel uncertain before posting a blog or turning in my final assignment. Although the entire courses topic is nothing foreign to me it has become a challenge for me to write about.
The homework reading materials and blogs have been very helpful for me so far in this semester. I’ve found much inspiration for both the literacy narrative and rhetorical analysis paper by using the materials such as “Fish Cheeks” and “Tender At The Bone”. Also I feel that the Harbrace Handbook has helped me to design the best MLA format I can and has been a good tool to use when I’m unsure of how to format. I think that I do a quality job when blogging and doing homework assignments on time, I do read the materials as well as annotate and blog when I’m done so I can fully understand the pieces. When I blog I not only blog what the material was about but also how I felt and interpreted the text to be. Included in the Official SCSU English Department Goals and Objectives for ENG 112: Composition II there is a section designated towards blogging as well as reading responses. ”Blog (reading responses and other writing assigned to be posted there): 15%”, I feel that my blogs are adequate and posted on time to receive the full 15% towards my overall grade.
Aside from work I have done outside the class, I have attended all classes, on time, and ready to work. On days where we have done either group editing, peer review, or read materials I feel that I’ve participated and made a strong effort. When we do participate in peer reviews and reflections I make sure I do not rush my work and am careful to respond in sufficient time. In the Official SCSU English Dept. Goals they have also listed a section entitled The Rest. “The Rest: Regular preparation and participation (includes timeliness, effort, improvement, participation in class discussion), peer support, surprise quizzes: 15%”, I feel that as a student in English 112 I have regularly participated in class, have offered peer support and advice, and have done very well on the surprise quizzes we’ve had.
Peer editing has helped me become a stronger and more fluid writer this semester. I’ve never actually done peer editing within a familiar group before every...