Great Experience in ENGLCOM
Through ENGLCOM, I have learned the different types of reading. It encouraged me to read more and analyze the text that I am reading. One of the most important things I learned in this course is how to cite references to avoid plagiarism. Before taking up the course, I did not know how to cite reference and I just copy and paste my research without even understanding it. It was really fun during the days of reading with the class and understanding it all together. It was a great experience to share ideas with the group about the text that we read. After taking this course, I was able to apply critical thinking in reading texts. I can now understand the texts that I read better.
I also had a great experience in writing. It allowed me to improve on my grammar and vocabulary. I am now more conscious of my grammar in writing. It also helped me on my oral English indirectly. My expectations were met and I feel happy about it and I hope to improve more by the next term. I have learned to connect my ideas for my writing. I have improved my researching skills because of the research needed for writing essays. I am now more interested to read texts. It has been years since I had interest in reading. After writing the essays, I realized that writing is not as boring as what I thought it would be. I learned how to construct stronger thesis statements. The essays I liked the most is the definition essay and the argumentative essay. In these essays, I was really able to express my thoughts and ideas. I was able to concentrate more on these essays. For the argumentative essay, I have researched a lot but it was really difficult and at the same time fun to bring out into words the thoughts I had. For the definition essay, I have answered it purely based on my experiences and it felt good to bring out my thoughts. That is why now I am more interested to write.