ENG 101 95 WEEK # 16 (12-16-2009) Graf #11
Part 1: Course Evaluation
Part 2: Something I have written that I really liked
Part 3: Personal Course Evaluation
I have learned the joy of writing and the pleasure it gives me. Fortunately, my instructor has enjoyed my assignments as well. I enjoyed reading the Freestyles and Prompts of my classmates, I feel I now know a little bit about each of them though we have never met. I have gotten a glimpse into their world as they did into mine. I shared their joy and their pain. Isn’t that what writing is all about?
I liked the format of the syllabus: lecture and homework columns by week and date. I looked forward to the variety of topics each week for the Prompts and Freestyles.
I learned the components of a good essay. I learned how to organize my thoughts to make an essay stronger. I now know how to develop at least nine different types of essays. I had many sample essays provided to read to reinforce the application of each style. This was extremely helpful. I now put more conscious thought into something before I say or write it. My confidence was heightened when my instructor suggested several of my essays be submitted for consideration to the Eyrie.
I learned how to create a blog and looked forward each week to posting my assignments and comments. I appreciated the candid feedback, support, and suggestions of my instructor. Initially, I was surprised to see this assignment on the syllabus and somewhat apprehensive. Now, I know what I have been missing all this time. I feel confident in reading and writing on a blog now. I will continue to use this means of communication for personal and business purposes. I thank my instructor for the easy to follow, step-by-step instructions in setting up my blog.
I appreciated the dedication and availability of my instructor. My emails and comments were responded to within 24 hours, often time’s minutes after I sent a message including weekends. My instructor was genuinely compassionate, accommodating, and very supportive when personal circumstances jeopardized my enrollment in his online class. I am grateful for the personal invitation I was extended to come into my instructor’s “live class” for help in finalizing the Isearch project.
I learned how to create a bibliography on line. This proved to be a time saving resource for me. I have shared this with others since, to help them with their high school homework.
I am most pleased with my Isearch experience. Although I was assigned the project, it afforded me the opportunity to seek answers to questions I had back many years ago. I have always enjoyed doing research projects and the time and energy I devoted to the research itself was something I looked forward to doing every day.
I feel I have a better understanding of the Alzheimer’s disease and I feel more confident in providing care for my Dad now than before. You will often fear what you don’t know or have a proper perspective of. I can deal with what I know now, funny, that was the topic of one of my assignments!
Personal Course Evaluation
I could not offer any suggestions or improvements on something that is perfect just the way it is.