During my time in the class, I feel that I have been exposed to a variety of genres such as poetry, drama, and spoken language.. It can be said that participating in this class is really a positive experience and Happy with me when I get so much support and step out of my fear. I can say that my favorite part is the one- act play because when I was writing the script, giving the dialogue to the character, I felt like I was floating in my own world. And it was that exercise that made me have to learn a lot about the context to be able to write a complete play. Thereby, I see more and more oppression that women had to face in the past.
Besides, the poetry analysis also made me feel like I was relived in a historical period when I was analyzing a very famous Vietnamese poem about the optimism and fighting spirit of the ancient soldiers. . It makes my heart sob and the boundless gratitude to the soldiers. I am very happy to hear the comments and talk with the professor.
In addition, writing my own poetry also showed me the poems of my classmates. I can imagine the setting and where they came from. I find it very interesting because I have never studied like that before.
Finally, I would like to thank you very much for a wonderful semester, for the experience you have provided. Because your openness gave me a lot of motivation and overcame my fear of writing. I would like to thank the professor from the bottom of my heart.
In my opinion, the story of “Frankestein” is a story about slavery and really it is a political essay, exposing the truth. When the character Frankenstein always feels like he doesn’t belong here. He was like a monstrous character and was not treated well when he still had to do hard work but was not taken seriously, they took it for granted. They thought he was different and was only born to serve people. They oppress him and oppress his thoughts when they don’t want him to have feelings. As much as at the time, we can clearly see that Frankenstein represents people of color when they are not always treated the same as other people just because of different skin color.
Over the course of the semester I was able to read interesting pieces of work and practice writing in a multitude of ways. It was sometimes challenging for me to put my thoughts down and into my writing. I think I grew in ways such as not overthinking when it comes to essays and poems. I have a style of writing in a way that is almost like a conversation and like using certain terms.
My two pieces I’m proud of would be my essay on women’s oppressions and my post on whether parents should joke with their kids are not. My women’s oppressions essay took a lot of thought and originality and is a piece I feel like a deserved a good grade on. I used a lot of time finding a good enough hook and captivating introduction paragraph. My post on parents joking with their children mentions ideas I wish to share and I like how I articulated it.
My biggest challenge this semester was completing all of my assignments and time management. I worked two jobs this semester and often found myself lacking motivation at the end of the semester like other students. I felt that the work I would submit could be better so I ended up taking longer to submit them.
This course provided me the opportunity to read various interesting pieces, some of which I would read on my own. I was able to learn more about poem and film analysis as well as theatre.
In the time spent analyzing texts and reflecting on them in this class, I realized that there were a lot of unique bodies of work that I never would have previously investigated if it were not for this class and I believe it was a positive experience. I have always liked poetry however never really read it or analyzed it. I never enjoyed drama plays but I enjoyed reading them through the lens of the assignments for this class. I always loved short stories like “The Thirteenth Night”, and analyzing pieces like this and many others from this class helped me learn a lot about myself and how I view the world, particularly when I was asked to comment about my initial reactions to the pieces.
I would like to highlight my writing for Ichiyo’s “The Thirteenth Night”. This was the piece I enjoyed reading and writing about the most. I am not sure if it is necessarily my strongest writing by any means, but I will say It was the piece I was most mentally and emotionally invested in. I do not always have clear and identifiable ideas or feelings about a piece of literature, story, movie or poem, however this one resonated heavily with me. As I previously stated it may not be my strongest writing, but I am most proud of it because I felt very confident in the ideas and takeaways that I chose to write about in the assignments.
I always find poetic analysis to be the most difficult for me. My personal outlook on poetry is that it is the raw expression of one’s mind. Because of this, it can be incredibly moving and beautiful, but also difficult to understand. There are people whose expressions and messages click with me right away and I understand what they were feeling when they wrote it clearly. Others it is less clear. It may be that the concepts that they are highlighting are foreign to me, the complexity of the poetic structure or vocabulary they choose to use, or even that I might just not resonate with their message. While it may be difficult for me to understand at times, I feel as though it pushes me as a writer, reader and overall thinker.
I enjoyed the body of work that we were asked to compose as a whole. I found the pieces to be very thought provoking and interesting, while also not being repetitive. I feel that I have grown as a reader the most after this course and my ability to pull ideas from literature has greatly improved since the beginning. Thank you Professor P!
During this semester I have learned a lot about myself and my writing. I learned that even when analyzing work, there is a place for creativity. As humans we can not help but to relate things to our personal experiences. Literature as an art form comes from a deep personal place that must be acknowledged when discussing it. Through the assignments this semester I learned to look at works of literature from many different points of view. I have become more confident in my opinions as well as my writing.
An assignment that I personally found memorable was the eraser poem. I found it interesting how everyone approached it in different ways. The endless amount of outcomes that could be achieved using a technique such as blackout poetry was fascinating to think about. It was a good example of writing as a creative outlet. I also enjoyed researching aspects of feminist history for the research paper I chose to write about The Thirteenth Night. It was challenging but also fulfilling.
This semester has been challenging for me in a few ways. I found the condensed schedule of multiple classes in the express session difficult at times, but still manageable. This was my first semester back to school after taking some time to explore different options. I enjoyed the experience and hope to continue taking fulfilling classes in the future.
Receiving feedback from my peers was a highlight of this semester. I engaged with other students in this way during multiple classes. It is reassuring to hear that your work has been noticed. It is also interesting to see others opinions and ways of looking at things that might be different from yours. Overall, I had a good experience learning about new things, as well as myself.
Typically, I don’t find writing or english classes hard. Throughout my life, I’ve always been accustomed to writing in my own way because I feel that’s what really pushes someone to find themselves. When I write about things I’m unsure of, or things I generally would prefer not to, I don’t feel my brain getting any better. I don’t feel like I learned anything. I did enjoy a few assignments during this semester, specifically reading Sherman-Alexie, since it was something I felt strongly about.
The two writing pieces I’m most proud of weren’t given in this class, but I think they would make for a great addition. I wrote a play for a college class I took in 9th grade, and the teacher seemed to love it, compared to how selfish he was. I also wrote a book in 8th grade, and teachers outside of the class itself were complimenting me on it, so id say I’m most proud of those two. My writing skill doesn’t truly show all the time, but in tedious pieces it always does.
My greatest challenge was definitely time management. For the majority of the semester, I found myself finishing work all the way up to 2 in the morning, yet id still have assignments left. By the time id finish that I was falling behind in another class and had to stay up until the morning again, even after working since the previous morning. Then I’d drag myself to class and come home to relax. Yet, I knew I probably would only get an hour to myself for the day, so id keep working. Eventually, I had to put this class and a couple of others aside to get ahead in my more challenging courses, but no matter what I’d still find myself working until midnight.
I did appreciate Prof. Perry for this semester, and the class was very intriguing. I’ve read most of the stories that were presented, but the class itself as a whole was enjoyable.
From when I started, I was afraid of the English class because I was suffering from Writing essay , but Professor Perry tried to help me and made it easier for me to write it. writing an essay developed and it became something normal for me, not the way I used to look at it before.
I enjoyed reading the short stories. These were the stories that I liked the most, and I feel that I can talk about them a lot. I also liked the Open Lab. I enjoyed publishing my opinion and commenting on the opinions of my friends. For me, it was funny, and I learned a lot from people’s opinions.
One of the challenges I faced in ENG 201 is drama because it is the first time for me to do something like this and I had a difficult challenge, but it was a fun challenge and I tried as much as I could to do it as required and I worked and I hope to get what I deserve.
Also liked the film we watch and í enjoyed watching it for me I like to watch film more than reading because i think reading is more harder and sometimes seeing stuff make you understand what’s going on. Thank you very much Professor Perry , for making this class an understanding class for us ,this was my last ENG class, I wanted to be with you if it wasn’t not my last class.
Over the course of this semester, I’ve realized a lot about myself as a writer and the type of student/person I am. If I could describe my writing style in one word, it would be “Authentic”. I like to write how I speak; I usually like to stay away from “big, pretentious” words when I write because of this. I would like whoever is reading my writing to feel as if they know me on a personal level and feel comfortable, not have to try to decipher what I’m saying. These past 15 weeks have not been easy, but I would like to think that I do my best, nonetheless. I’ve learned to be more patient with myself, I’m still young and learning as I go, so I shouldn’t be hard on myself because I choose to focus on what I personally feel is more important, not what others say is important.
My top two favorite writing pieces from this semester would have to be our poetry analysis essay and our “Where I’m from” assignment.” I really enjoyed learning about Natalie Diaz and getting the chance to analyze some of her poems, more specifically her “They don’t love you like I love you” piece. This poem of hers was about her mom’s advice to her about love and being careful with who you fall for which evoked some strong emotions in me. Our “Where I’m from” assignment allowed me to reflect on my upbringings and appreciate my surroundings more. I don’t always get a chance to just relax and look at what I have and the people around me with all the craziness in my everyday life.
I would say that my biggest challenge this semester has been trying to balance both my school and personal life all at once. I feel like there were times where my personal life would get in the way of my learning and no matter how aware I was of this; I rarely did anything about it. I’m sure that as college students many of us feel the same way. We have those moments where all we think about is our future and doing good in school, but then there are other times were we just want to live-in the moment and deal with the consequences later.
I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m not perfect and never will be, therefore I need to be nicer to myself considering everything I’ve been through. Many of us are stuck living our everyday lives for others, trying to impress and outdo the next person. I’m slowly trying to outgrow this mentality. I am allowed to make mistakes and not feel bad about it, take mental health breaks and decide when I want to finish MY goals, “Because this is my first life.”
Fall 2022 semester, a semester for the ages that I will never forget. After taking almost a two-year break dating back to Spring semester 2021. Coming into this semester I honestly had no idea what to expect, but it went better than expected. In day-to-day life this class helped manage my time so much better. The deadline leniency helped me manage my tight schedule. Never did I ever have so much on plate, while attending school looking back everything turned out alright. Thanks to Jesus Christ of course the only reason, I’ve made it this far. 100% made a lot of progress with my writing style, I used to hate writing, but this classed pushed me more towards enjoying it. What’s difficult for me is more putting my thoughts into words. For example, my research paper in the first couple hours into beginning I knew exactly what I wanted to write. Two things delayed me the tiresome research for evidence and putting all my ideas into sentences. Honestly, it difficult for me to see my writing style being that I’m accustomed to it. I feel it’s easier for an audience to observe and explain it to me. Something I look forward for Professor Perry to do. My research paper, Respect Wolf’s Bane Terrain. I’m super proud YES it gave me so much headaches, but it turned out pretty good. Lots of headaches because I wanted to finish in one night. But I accepted my fate, I CANNOT finish an essay in one night just not my skill. I’ve always struggled writing an essay quickly, because I care and overthink everything. This is why I’m completely against the NYS state test. The test honestly doesn’t determine your true educational level not everyone can write an essay in 3 hours. FOR Elisjoe he needs a good 2-3 weeks to fully dedicate his time. Back to the point, Respect Wolf’s Bane Terrain I love because through the making of it I learned so much. I saw aspects of Isamu I didn’t discover when I first read the story. I can say I was in the zone, but more towards the end. Starting off the essay I struggled and finding evidence tired me out and had me imagining myself throwing tantrums. Yes, imagining because, then it means I have no self-control. The biggest challenge were the modules where drama and plays were covered. Don’t mean to be a vibe-killer but drama just isn’t my preference. Prometheus Bound had me confused, I was like what are these people speaking about lol. The accent and the moral behind the story just didn’t add up for me. My least favorite topic this class. The time management is a concept I’m stilling learning, going to next semester I’m toward getting my assignments done weeks before the deadline. That’s my goal. Overall, Professor Perry was a class act professor. I remember before the semester researching each professor on Rate My Professor lol, the comments shared sold me on her. I just told myself YES! This my type of class. They weren’t lying when they said a lot of writing but overall, my favorite professor. Catch me on Rate my professor I’ll be leaving 5-star review.
My writing from the start of this semester has improved although not a lot. I’ve learned new ways to go about writing and fixed up my grammar a little but all in all it is better than when I first started and that is what matters. One major thing that I did learn and will be using is the felt sense writing method as it helped with getting my ideas out and flowing. 1 thing I did learn about myself as a writer is that I have a mental block that doesn’t allow me to express myself fully in writing as I am too worried about getting a grade performing well on the assignment. These 8 weeks have allowed to be learn about my potential and skills in writing \
My first piece of writing that im proud of is my essay as i had a very hard time getting started and trying to figure out what to write as I struggle with writing but when Professor perry taught me thee writing sense method I learned a new way of getting my ideas out and worrying less about trying to get everything correct. Another piece of writing would be the poems we created at the start of the semester. It was interesting seeing and new form of writing and seeing people’s creativity. I wouldn’t say any of these are my best writing but they were game me some form of freedom when writing so i wasn’t fully locked in and forced to give an idea or thought that wasn’t mine
Time management was hard for me as I do have trouble just getting work especially for assignments that I don’t enjoy doing such as essays but I did my best to get what I could done and professor Perry made that objective easier for me as a student. Besides that the only other problem i had was with expressing my ideas
All in all this class was very enjoyable I and i did enjoy some of the writing assignments and I learned how to be more expressive when doing so
At the start of the course, I was new to college writing. My writing skills weren’t bad but I needed some exquisite tuning.A lot of the skills I have translated over seamlessly elevated from high school till now. I was consistently excellent at receiving details and laying down a foundation. Alongside that, I’ve consistently found writing simple once I had a literary device in mind.
From my research, it appears that literature is a work of figurative language or beautiful language that often contains stories in everyday life. I have learned a lot about this topic and understand that literary works from the past were published through reading them in front of an audience. The writing I was most proud of is my literally analysis essay because it’s essay based on something I stand for feminist rights. This essay was very easy for me because I could understand what the writer of “ the thirteenth night “ was feeling when they wrote this.
The biggest challenge for me during the 15 weeks of this class was managing all assignments. I feel as though that is someone I should work on so I won’t get too overwhelmed. Although most of the work was pretty understanding as long as I clearly read through the text and understood the literary work I didn’t have a hard time completing the assignment.
For as long as I have been in school my writing classes have always been my favorite class, because of how creative we can be. Writing can take you many places as long as you allow it. Although this class was tougher than the usual English classes I take, I truly appreciate the art in writing. I hope to continue writing and learning new things to better my skills.
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