So what did I really learn in English 102? I learned that Owl Purdue is the best place to go to help me cite my information. Remembering, all the concrete details are cited and if it is not my own words then I need to cite it.
I have also learned that using “you” and “one” are offensive to my audience. I can use “I” in my paper. But I need to avoid using “I think” or “I feel”. I have learned that writing contractions is wrong to write informal paper. Contractions do not help my word count. I have also learned that using active verbs will have better impact on my audience that using is, are, was, and were.
I have learned how to use TS, CD, and CM paragraphs. It should be eight sentences and it is an effective tool to use. I have also learned to use old and new information. I really like using this. It challenges me to write my paper so it flows together and helps me stay on track. The old and new information also helps fill in the space.
I learned that writing my rough draft it is a working progress and I should not turn in my rough draft. I should revise my rough draft many times before I turned it. I have learned that doing some prewriting helps me write my paper. That is ok to have peers edited my paper.
Overall I have learned a lot in English 102. Most important I learned that if it is not your own thought, I must cite it.