Intro to Composition 110
AnnMarie Narloch- Fall 2014. Instructor, Beth Undem.
As a young child, I always enjoyed writing my own stories as a hobby. My creativity as a kid blossomed in my writing. Of course, these stories were not at all grammatically correct. As I grew older, my interest in writing declined until I took this class. I regained my ability to write stories and essays. As a writer, I like to focus my essays on health issues because that is an interest of mine. There were many changes in my writing that I underwent during this semester that has made me a better writer. I have become a better writer grammatically as well as processing information clearly. This portfolio will demonstrate well structured, focused essays and will provide examples of my writing.
Intro by user577573788
Features of a Thesis Statement
Digestion is an important process all humans need in order to live and to have a healthy life. The function of digestion is to provide nutrients to the human body. Several steps are included in the process to separate the nutrients from the wastes. During these steps, the digestive system goes through miraculous changes. In order for humans to process food, the digestive system has a series of complex organs and glands to break food down into smaller particles and molecules. The process of digestion occurs in this order: mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, and lastly, the large intestine.
This is a good thesis statement becuase it is giving a clear statement of the point that is wanted to get across to the audience. The location of the thesis statement is towards the end of the introduction paragragh and is not too long. This is a great example of a thesis statment.
Referencing Sources Correctly
Detecting autism is not complicated at all due to the numerous symptoms. All of these
symptoms range from mild to severe. Commonly, talking about a certain subject or interest
frequently is a part of abnormal communication. For instance, if an autistic child has a favorite TV show, he or she will sing or hum the theme song over and over again. Another example would be repeating phrases on TV or phrases that other people say to them (Rodier). These words or phrases get stuck in their mind, and they can't help themselves to repeat them. Their language development is delayed tremendously. Autistic children with severe cases never develop language. Many children just make gestures and motions instead of words. Less severe cases don't usually have the full understanding of words so their words are often used clumsy or used incorrectly. The words that are spoken can be slurred or are just sounds that don't make sense. Some children may begin talking very rapidly to themselves. Often autistic children will talk more to themselves than to their parents.
My Best Work- Research Essay
Conclusion- As a Writer
Some of my strengths as a writer would be writing well-written and developed introductions, conclusions, and paragraghs. My writng has become more focused and has a better understanding of the main idea. I aslo have been writng good thesis statements and correctly having my works cited completed.
My weaknesses as a writer would be forgetting to use parenthetical citations where they are needed. Another one of my weaknesses would be taking notes Effectivly. I normally just read a paragragh and put it in my own words without writing it down, but writing it down would help me remember it better.
My goals for future growth as a writer would be not forget all of the skills I have learned this semester. I hope in my future writing, I can use all of these skills I've learned and even some more.