Dear Dr. Sullivan,
Composition II Overview
In Composition II online class, I have learned how to write for an online audience. Which include the purpose of writing, who's our audience, how medium affects the content and audience. The first essay my class wrote was an opinion essay. In the opinion essay, we included images, headers, a background that fit the design and other features that would attract an online audience. The Arrangement of pictures are also an important feature of our digital-based essay. Perfect picture placement and captions to go along with them.
We gained knowledge of the difference between print-based and digital-based essays.
The second essay we wrote was an analysis of a documentary film essay. Through this essay, I have become familiar with the rhetoric choices in film. The third and final essay we wrote was an advocate essay. Throughout the course, I became more efficient for writing for an online audience.
The academic research challenges I've had throughout this course is the findings of credible sources. The scholarly sources to help prove the evidence points in my essay. The practice most difficult for me to the understand were the synthesizing of my sources in my essay. This was a challenge because I had to smoothly introduce the source and make a connection to my point. Synthesizing became clearer after the discussion in module nine. The discussion taught us how to synthesize sources into our essay.
The digital composition challenges that I had during this course is the smooth transitions. Going from one point to the other is one of the challenges I've had. The transitions include, however, accordingly, otherwise and from here on. The transitions became clearer after my first essay which was the opinion essay. By the second essay, I have become more proficient at transitions.
I still need to continue working on synthesizing sources into my essays to connect my points. My grammar needs improving as well as my transition from point to point. My attention grabber or introduction could also use some work. On my analysis essay, I had a two paragraph essay about computers and it's usage. The essay started slow and it overshadowed the purpose of the essay. The introduction was a connection between the purpose of the essay and an attention grabber. Other things that I need to improve on is the evidence of my points, which include a credible source and a connection.