Student Progression General education and course outcomes

On behalf of the students here at Ferris State University, we would like to welcome the incoming class of 2021! Ferris State University offers an abundance amount of majors and resources to help students reach the optimum level of success. Although, transitioning may be a bit overwhelming, you might think that college is just high school continued, but it’s not. College opens doors for you that high school doesn’t and can change you for the better and shape you in ways that you might not imagine. It is important to take all courses, class activities and skills and carry them on until graduation and your future career.

Staying in contact with your professor is a major key to success when in college. There may be times when you feel that you are not where you'd like to be in class or an issue with your grade. Reaching out to your professor will not only show that you actually care about your own learning outcome but you're taking the course seriously as well. Shown is me booking an appointment to meet with my professor. I have booked plenty of appointments throughout the semester due to homework assignments, discussions on the progression I am making in class and possible solutions to solving issues when stuck on something. This is not only helpful with developing ideas and brainstorming to find reliable resources when writing but analyzing and defining the purpose of your writing and the needs of your intended audience.
In college you'll learn that you're able to do homework/study more efficiently when in a group or a part of a study table. Working collaboratively together with peers will help with finding different errors in learning that you may not notice. Group work can help students develop a host of skills that are increasingly important in the professional world. Positive group experiences, contribute to student learning, retention and overall college success. Shown is a group of students in a study room, working on individual assignments with associated topics. The outcome is to complete the assignment extensively with correctness.

McGraw-Hill Learning Connect

Throughout the semester it was our responsibility as students to complete McGraw-Hill Connect and absorb the skills as we progressed to 100% completion. This helped a lot with grammar, punctuation errors and revising when doing other writing assignments. Developing these skills, I am able to identify the techniques in making text more clear, concise and correct.

Another great way of revision is going over your own individual work also known as self-editing. Editing involves looking at each sentence carefully, and making sure that it's well designed and serves its purpose. Proofreading involves checking for grammatical and punctuation errors, spelling mistakes, etc. In the photo shown is a girl using a color coding system to edit her essay. Setting up your own key of revising helps you memorize the skill, identify key words and tone of voice appropriate to a given audience and do it more effectively.

Peer reviewing can reinforce skills that are relevant to both group and individual work, including the ability to: Break complex tasks into parts and steps, plan and manage time, define understanding through discussion and explanation, give and receive feedback on performance, challenge assumptions and develop stronger communication skills. In this photo shows members within a writing group, conversing among potential grammar errors and providing constructive feedback to help that student improve on wherever he/she lacks.

Also as a college student you learn that you are not superman. You cannot solve all problems on your own, reaching out to your professor and asking for constructive feedback will help identify what is expected from the reader and whether or not it is comprehensive when in the final drafting stages. Students learn by asking questions. It is the simplest and most effective way of learning. People who think that they know it all no longer ask questions – why should they? Brilliant thinkers never stop asking questions because they know that this is the best way to gain a deeper understanding. Questions are the best way to gain deeper insights and develop more innovative solutions.

Getting to know your library's database will help you long-term when doing research papers and finding credible scholarly journals, popular magazine or newspaper articles, and books. This helps with identifying the most reliable and useful sources to help make an argument, which will help assure that you understand them thoroughly and can use them effectively.

In the photo we're learning how to use the Flite database for our Unit 4 Bibliography. It is a great way to prepare to write a research paper, and will help prepare you to write research based assignments for other classes. This is helpful for higher extensive writing courses, we'll know how to locate our sources, which ones apply to our writing situation and pinpoint what type of sources are still needed to complete the assignment. Learning about this resource is an example of some of the free resources offered to students and has helped with my other classes as well when researching for articles.

Assertion is one of the most important parts of an essay. Especially an argumentative one- so it’s very important that you know how to write assertions. It is the part where you make a claim or stand according to your chosen topic, often whether you’re for or against the topic in question. Listed above is me doing research for my annotated bibliography. Before I sat down and started writing my assertions, I made sure to get all the facts straight first. I learned to do some research on the subject, and collect all important information that you might need. Also, every topic has two sides to it. Since each assertion lets you take a stand on your topic, it’s very important that you keep things clear and concise. Don’t beat around the bush. State your claim during the introduction, but don’t elaborate extensively yet.

This is an example of analyzing the writing situation and choose appropriate methods of organizing effectively.

I learned that when constructing an essay after you have narrowed your topic, used the aids to invention, and formulated a thesis, you should have a clear idea about your subject and how you will approach your essay. Now, it's time to collect information about your subject and prepare a draft. This is when we start to think about organization. As you begin to plan the organization of the body of your essay, think about the methods you will use to organize the evidence that will support your thesis. Often the method of organization for academic writing is given to you in the assignment itself.

The examples listed above are aspects of the learning outcomes that were shared throughout this semester. From classroom activities to enjoying delicious snacks, we all have learned a good amount of skills that are useful for our selected career choice and just in general. In English 150 with Dr. Pavletic, you're introduced to so many new activities that are valuable in the real world with certain course outcomes that you'll be able to carry on with you to apply to the rest of your courses here at Ferris State University. It is important that you are able to identify these learned skills and apply them when peer reviewing, meeting with your professor and introduced to new ways of completing an assignment so that you are able to invest in yourself and improve as a writer.

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