First, I will define learning in the best way I can through my own understanding. Learning is gaining new mental structures within our mind that we can come back to at will to access it as information. In terms of this definition, I would like to learn writing styles and techniques from the examples of the books we are going to read in this class. I am particularly keen on Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, as I have heard much about his way of storytelling and the poignant moods he conveys in rather simple language. Learning by example from the masters of literature is better than reading textbooks, in my opinion. The writing styles I want to learn about is realism and modernism, and the writing techniques I yearn to enhance my knowledge in is showing and writing without apparent sentiment.
Since I learned a great deal about writing essays in English 100 and English 99, I see no real need to improve in this respect at this point. I learned how to fashion a thesis statement, how to organize paragraphs and their ideas, plus how to write a reasonable conclusion. What I want to concentrate on now is how to upgrade my writing styles and techniques, so that I can become a more well-rounded writer.
I have studied writing and English literature on my own outside of school, as I want to be a writer. I see no other profession for myself, as all other subjects are rather drear to me. Studying writing and the English language seem to be the only subjects that contain creativity in their curriculum—at least at this stage in my academic career.
Some students may write that they want to meet new friends in class, but I am fine with my own friends within school and outside of that realm. What I am truly looking forward to in this class is improving my knowledge in writing, and not to be engaged more socially. I will, however, participate in discussions and group projects, as it only wise to do so in a collective environment and in respect of my grades.
I plan to take copious notes on books we read and use my findings in my essays accordingly. This to me is not extra work, as I will thoroughly enjoy it and see it as a part of my training to become a professional writer. As I said, I am vying for a career in writing, so I do not have a chance to act with lethargy at a chance to garner more knowledge in my respective field.
I look forward to attending English 101, with its examinations of writing techniques and styles, illustrated by classic literature. I am certain this course will add a reservoir of information to my mind, and will stand as a base for my further studies in my forte.
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Although most people can realize the importance of English in modern life. Mastering English is quite difficult for them, Why? Because they don't find out a suitable way to learn. I state you about the way to learn English I think it is the best. It is combination of two factors: learning inside the class and learning outside the class.
Learning inside the class is very necessary for learners for experience, a good environment for practicing and motivation of studying. Firstly, you should take part fully in class to get knowledge from teachers who can share their valuable experiences for studying English with us, and they also give comment or feed back about your mistakes if you have , they can explain about what you don't understand the English lessons. Second, class is good environment for studying, is where we can communicate with your friends in English and check your knowledge level, beside when you learn inside the class, you have competition with others, which make you have more motivation for studying but joining in class every day isn't still enough time for your practice to become a good learner. You should spend more time on practicing yourself at home.
Learning English outside is also important. You can study English online at home with threes reasons: not spend much fees, have suitable lesson for each person and have more interesting for lessons. First learning English online at home, which decrease fees for us and don't much time for moving, second there are many kinds of lesson which are suitable with each learner's level, there are courses for beginners, both adults and children, as well as more advanced courses for those who work their way up through the lessons. The advanced lessons are also suitable for those who do have the basics of the English language and want to increase their skills in reading, speaking, listening and writing. Thirdly, having many funny activities from English online course. It makes learners more interesting for studying. For example, play funny games such as play cards, puzzle, crossword, or hangman. Moreover, you can watch English film, listen to English news, read English newspaper or chat with native speakers.
Many people have the idea that learning English is a difficult process. In fact, the opposite is true and the language is really easy to learn if you spend time on practicing it everyday with above method. You will become a good learner English.
=> Although most people can realize the importance of English in modern life. <=(This is not a complete sentence)=> Most people can realize the importance of English in modern life. OR "Although most people have realized the importance of English in modern life, mastering English is quite difficult for them.
=> I state you about the best way to learn English.
=> It is a combination of two factors.
=> Learning inside the class, a good environment for practicing and motivation of studying, is very necessary experience for learners. (I move your sentence around because it sounds better)
=> Firstly, we should take part fully in class to get knowledge from teachers who can share their valuable experiences for studying English with us ("take part fully", you mean attend right? I like this better=>we should attend in class... )
=> feedback (one word)
=> for your essay to be consistent, I would choose we,us, our...OR, just you, your, don't mix with one another, in your sentence "...studying English with us", then later..."about your mistakes if you have.. " If you choose we, stick with it=> ...about our mistakes if we have...In other word, I would change your sentence with this:
"First, we should attend in class fully to get knowledge from teachers who can share their valuable experiences in studying English with us, and they also give comment or feed back about our mistakes, as well as explain about misunderstanding English to nonative speakers"
=> Second, class is a good environment for studying, where we communicate in English with our classmates to enhance our speaking skills and correct one another's mistakes. Besides, when we learn inside the classroom, we have competition with others, which makes more motivation for studying.(you could finish a sentence here, and try to think your next idea in next sentence)(we cannot communicate with your friend because we don't know them (*_*), you understand what I mean?)
However, attending in class every day isn't enough time for your practicing to become a good learner. You should spend more time on practicing yourself at home.
=> Learning English outside a classroom is also important.
=> You can study English online at home for three reasons
=> First, learning English online at home, which lowers fees for us and saves time for commuting.
=> Second, there are many kinds of lesson which are suitable with each learner's level; there are courses for beginners...
=> The advanced lessons are also suitable for those who have known the basic English and want to increase their skills in reading, speaking, listening, and writing
=> Thirdly, having many fun activities from English online course <= (This is not a complete sentence, you only have subject)=> Thirdly, having many fun activities from English online course makes learners more interesting for studying
=> For example, play funny games such as play cards, puzzle, crossword, or hangman<=not a complete sentence=>For example, students can play fun games such as play cards, puzzle, crossword, or hangman
=> Many people have the idea that learning English is a difficult process. In fact, the language is really easy to learn if you spend time on practicing it everyday with above methods. You will become a good English learner
Remeber to write a complete sentence, and it is not hard to do so. Subject + verb = complete sentence; e.g.;
-Suburban trains move people
-Suburban trains move busy people
-Traveling night and day, Suburban trains move people
-Trains move people conveniently
-...My sentences keep moving on with sub+verb