Patrick Acholonu Professor Hess. English 300 Lec Dear, Mr. Hess I have come a long way in this class to get where I am today. When I first began in the class I never took the time to take my time and read the assignments thoroughly and give complete responses. For example in Ra# 1 my responses were very vague and not informal, you even commented that my vague responses do not go in detail that shows I have the understanding of the reading. That “this type of work will not be accepted in the future”. When it came to RA#2 I made sure that I had an understanding of the text and demonstrated my understanding with my articulate responses. This shows how I improved my ability to read assignments thoroughly and share my responses articulately. Learning this will help me in my 302 English class because it requires you to read a variety of books and essay and be able to analyze the texts, choose a position then write an argumented essay with supporting opinions with evidence. MLA format is something that I struggle with in the beginning of my writings and that greatly affected my grade , when it should be easy points to earn in my writing I always had mla format wrong specifically the work cited page, I would always forget that the work cited belongs on its own page. In addition I struggled with the proper indentation with my citations in my work cited page I wouldn’t know how to use a hanging indent properly to organize my sources correctly. But now with the help of wac instructors I was able to learn how to do proper mLA citation along with the work cited page and you can see that with my revised essay they are all in the proper format, compared to my original essays which are not in proper mLA citation. This save me a lot of time for my future English classes because I wouldn’t have to spend time to learn how to properly write in MLA format, and not to lose points on assignments because of Sentence Structures was my most challenging thing for me in this class I have a tendency to write run on sentence and fragments. Which has affected my grade in previous writing classes when, I turned in my essay 1 it was filled with fragments. I took the time to revise it and go see a wac professor to proof read my work. This was the key for all my essays if you look at all of my essay revisions compared to my original essays you will see a noticeable different how my sentence structures are complete. Even though my original essays still had fragments my essay#1 to essay #3 there is noticeable differences between them there is a lot less grammatical errors in essay #3 compared to essay #1. This shows how I became a better writer through wac and this class This is something that I will continue to work on in my future English classes until I achieved mastery in it. Wac and rad were one of the most useful resources that I used to be improving my writing when you were not present. I thought originally that they essentially wasted my time and were there just for units. I often found myself going to the centers because I had a question and you were not available to answer it. Wac helped me with writing strategies and techniques to be a effective writer such as hooks, thesis statements etc. in my essay meanwhile, Rad helped me with reading strategize to better understand the text such as metacognition and schema etc. Overall I have learned more then I thought in such a short times I am glad I have taken ur class. I had a great experience with everything and I liked the essay topics they are very engaging and relevant to today’s society, my personal favorite is essay #3. Because as an African American I can relate to the issues that we face today. In addition I recommend you continue bad feminist reading again for ur next English classes because even though a lot of students didn’t enjoy it. It needs to be taught the only way for people to take feminism seriously people must be educated on the real meaning. And not the stereotype meaning associated with it. I will continue to use the things I learned in this class in future English classes so I can be a good writer and not struggle as much, so I can have time to focus in other classes that need extra work.