What would you tell an incoming freshman about ENC 1101 and/or ENC 1102? What would you suggest that they do to prepare for and succeed in these classes? What do you wish you had known?
I learned a lot this semester and I discovered numerous ways on how to improve my writing drastically. I learned how to turn a single sentence into a well elaborated on paragraph. I would tell an incoming freshman that ENC 1101/1102 is actually a fun class. If they do their work accurately and precisely on time then there should be no reason as to why they do not receive an A on their papers. To prepare for success in these classes I would suggest that they do as much research on the topic of the paper as possible. The more they know about what they are writing the better their paper will be. Not to mention the writing lab. I would tell them to make use of that. I wish I had spend more time on the papers that I have written.
1. What skills did you learn in ENC 1102 that will help you in your future courses?
I learned plenty of things this passed semester. Some being how to write a paper with academic source. Also how to cite better. I now know how to better see between lines. How to elaborate more efficiently and how to make my words flow.
2. What kind of writing do you expect you will be required to do in your major?
My major is biological science, I am doing this major for pediatrics. I don’t think that there will be too much writing. However if there is writing, I think it will probably be expository. I think it will be this form of writing for the simple fact that the professors probably want me to explain about the different methods treatment and so on.
3. What changes would you make to ENC 1102 as a class? Keep in mind that reading and heavy writing are a requirement for this course no matter what.
I really wouldn’t change anything about this class. I understood that everything we were told to do was part of the curriculum guide. However if I had to chose I would most likely change the academic research part. I don’t mind writing but I don’t like doing research papers. Research papers are not fun but I still do them.