English 111 introduces students to critical thinking and the fundamentals of academic writing. This is a prerequisite English class for higher-level English education. By the end of this course a student will have gained a great deal of practice in the craft of writing. This essay will evaluate the English 111 textbooks, essays, self-reflections, the instructor, and what I personally learned.
The English 111 textbook had effective sample essays and diagrams of outlines. The Successful College Writing Textbook is the textbook used for the English 111 course. This textbook had great sample essays because they showed useful examples of transition words and phrases. These sample essays also gave a guideline for writing a proper essay. The diagrams in the textbook were extremely sufficient. The diagrams were of the outline of a certain essay. These were remarkably helpful when mapping out an essay. These sample essays and diagrams of outlines were excellent samples of writing.
The essays in English 111 consist of an argument essay, compare and contrast essay, and a research essay. The argument essay is when you gather evidence and present a well-reasoned argument on a debatable issue. On this essay I chose to do an argumentative paper on abortion. I listed the issues with abortion and then stated my opinion. The main goal of an argument essay is setting out to persuade the reader to agree with your position on a topic. The purpose of a compare and contrast essay is to analyze
the differences and the similarities of two distinct subjects. On this essay I used the republican vs. democrats. I compared their views to each other and then stated the differences. At the end of the essay I stated my opinion. A research paper is a thesis driven exploration of thoughtful reading on a certain subject. The reading material may come from several sources. I did this research paper on interviews. I explained the history and etiquette of the interviewing process. Learning how to write an argument, compare and contrast, and research essay will help me in other college level English’s.
Also in this course the student will be required to write several self-reflections on example essays...