What were your expectations about reading and writing coming into the course?
Drawing on the Learning Objectives from the course (see below) and your written work for the class, discuss how your writing has developed this semester. In your answer, consider the following questions: -What were your expectations about reading and writing coming into the course? – How have these expectations been met, challenged, or changed over the last few months? – In what ways do you see your writing meeting
the Learning Objectives for the course? – What challenges do you feel you still have as a writer? Your thesis should make an argument using the papers you have written for this course to show how well you have met the course learning objectives. To do this, you will need to describe, refer to, and analyze your writing in the papers you have completed for this course. Think of your own papers as the source texts—draw
examples and quotations from them as you discuss your writing. While there is no “correct” response to this task, the best essays will be those that thoughtfully and substantively reflect on your progress and process as a writer. LEARNING OBJECTIVES for English 126: Read and listen critically and analytically, including identifying an argument’s major assumptions and assertions and evaluating its supporting evidence. Write clearly and coherently in varied, academic formats (such as formal essays, research papers, and reports) using standard English and
appropriate technology to critique and improve one’s own and others’ texts. Demonstrate research skills using appropriate technology, including gathering, evaluating, and synthesizing primary and secondary sources. Support a thesis with well-reasoned arguments, and communicate persuasively across a variety of contexts, purposes, audiences, and media. Formulate original ideas and relate them to the ideas of others by employing the conventions of ethical attribution and citation. In your essay, you must: Develop a coherent, organized, and substantive analysis
and argument (thesis) about your development as a reader and writer throughout this course; Draw connections between the learning objectives for the course and what you have done in your own writing; Incorporate specific examples from your own writing to support your thesis, using
formal or informal references; Write in clear prose with an appropriate level of correctness. Be sure to manage your time carefully to allow for planning, writing, editing, and proofreading.