The class is currently focusing on a Unit 4 Bibliography. This unit was stressful but helpful for future research papers that we will need to write.
This General Education Outcome(s):analyze the writing situation, identify needed information, and locate the appropriate information
for their writing & assess sources and information
McGraw Hill Connect was an insane challenge and had me constantly frustrated on what I didn't know. Using the internet and other notes, I slowly got less frustrated and more done in less time.
General Education Outcome: produce effective written communication demonstrating appropriate use of language, sentence
structure, grammar, and mechanics
Free Writing is something the class does at the beginning of the day. We have 10 minutes to write about a given topic and to not stop for those 10 minutes. We did this to just get us writing, because we never knew if a good idea would pop up. This will help me in the future if I am ever stuck on a paper and need to clear my head to help come up with more ideas.
After lecture from a librarian at FLITE, we needed to put what he had told us to use in SmartSearch for our annotated bibliography. He taught us the importance of key words, alternative thinking for a topic, and how to use to library's resources effectively. This is will later on when we have huge research projects and need resources such as these. General Education Outcome: adapt to the workplace and produce a variety of written documents as required.
There is a lot to do for this course but everything has a reason. Dr. Pavletic has made it very easy for everyone to get the grade they want and is very understanding yet strict when necessary. This course differs from high school because it is constantly moving, there is always something due, and Dr. Pavletic will continue to set higher expectations for you to follow. Time management is insanely important and will forever be a quality that will make your life easier. Dr. Pavletic being an awesome cook makes life a little easier as well.
This group is talking about what they all could do better on their projects. Peer review is not meant to bring someone down or make them sad about their writing. Peer review is to help others get the grade they deserve and point things out that they might not have noticed. General Learning Outcome: analyze and define the needs of their intended audience & work effectively with others.
College is different from high school mostly because of how fast pace it is. At the beginning of the semester I struggled a lot with making sure I had everything needed done. Dr. Pavletic gives you serval chances to gain extra points in a lot of different ways such as journals, weekly emails, and short writes. Keep checking the syllabus, calendar, and her announcements on blackboard to stay updated. Give meaning to your work and try your hardest. General Education Outcome: analyze and define the purpose of their writing.
You will meet a lot of funny characters through some of the activities Dr. Pavletic pans out. People will start to bond in their small groups and you will see a familiar face walking through campus. General Education Outcomes: Work effectively with others.
If you find a problem in your paper but you do not know specifically what it is, it is important to stay organized and not get frustrated. A great way is to read through your paragraphs backwards and see where you changed topics, also highlighting in different colors will always make things more visual for you. Course Outcome: Analyze the context and purpose of a writing problem
This activity was very fun because we had this class during Halloween. Every person got a character assigned to them and had to explain why their character was the best for a mission. People reached out and asked what everyone else had and how they could really make themselves sound even more awesome. Course Outcome: choose words and tone of voice appropriate to a given audience & improve their content and style using feedback and revision.