Analytic pressure-volume diagrams are utilized to illustrate the effects of gasoline engine design on performance and combustion requirements. Topics discussed include design, construction, inspection techniques and servicing of the internal combustion engine and its components.
Final Reflection on the Course! My overall experience in English has definitely changed the manner in which I think, write, and read. My work was only read by my instructor, my classmates and my parents because they always like to have input on my writing. This year my instructor and classmates were no longer my sole audience, my work was subject to the scrutiny of the public.
I have fully participated in all of the assignments, PIT workshops and submissions, and revisions that were required throughout the year. English has always been a fun subject for me, because I like to see how perfect I can organize my thoughts and words on paper.
Writing is like a puzzle for me, if all of the ideas and pieces are put together correctly, it makes a great paper.
All of these reviewers are helpful in different ways, my classmates are especially helpful because they know the background on my topic and where I am headed with every draft.
I like having groupmates who understand what my goal with a draft is, because we all have the same goals.
It is also helpful having the PIT editors, because they do not know anything about my topic. Both avenues are excellent peer review sources that have shaped my papers to what they are today. The audience that I am writing for is widespread.
I have my fellow English classmates who are all in the same boat as me as far as goals, and then I have PIT journal members who may or may not be English students.
I have shaped my paper and topic so that a multidisciplinary audience can appreciate it.
The natural science field appreciates this topic because it is affecting our environment. The social science field appreciates this topic because of the social implications that the argument between beekeepers and environmentalists poses. The humanities field appreciates this topic because there is a lot of history behind this plant that adds to the argument between environmentalists and the beekeepers.
All of these audiences expect to read a clear and cohesive paper, no matter which stage I am at in research. At the proposal, presentation, or article stage, these audiences expect high caliber work.
They also expect to read a paper with claims that are backed up by legitimate evidence. I have also learned to find weaknesses in my own argument as well as the claims that others make.
When I arrange my paper to make certain points, I need to back up these claims with research and evidence. Group discussions during class have been extremely helpful over the course of the semester, because seeing someone face to face always makes the revision process seem more productive.
My group almost always stayed on topic and made the most of our PIT workshops. I made sure that I made at least one major revision to keep my progress constant.
There are many interesting topics in my class, as well as on the PIT journal website.
I have provided the most insight and suggestions that I can for members of the PIT journal and for my classmates. I understand how difficult it may be at times for others to take time out of their day to peer review my workso I carefully consider all of the suggestions I receive from my peers.
A Final Note on Feeders The feeders for each unit were designed to introduce us to new research methods and types of writing. As one feeder feeds into the unit project, each unit seems to feed from the first to the third.
The first unit was about organizing our ideas and gathering research to create an annotated bibliography and a proposal. Unit 2 require the most research and the most extensive thought, because I had to learn just about everything I could about Purple Loosestrife.
I then created my conference presentation which showcased the positive and negative effects of Purple Loosestrife. I had to use my prior knowledge, and pull it together into something interesting for a journal article. I found the perfect topic, and I wrote my article to the best of my ability.
Each unit project included different genres of professional academic writing, and though my work is not at the professional level, I know that my writing has improved with time. I had to learn the conventions that governed each of the rhetorical situations for each unit, because I definitely was not writing in the same style for unit 1 as I was for unit 3.The English Department is committed to developing the skills of writing, reading, listening, and speaking in our students.
We continue to dedicate ourselves to developing a curriculum of diverse perspectives through novels, poetry, short stories, and works of non-fiction.
ACT Computerized Accounting I (3) Prerequisites: ACT or ACT or successful completion of high school accounting or departmental approval.
Exposure to some of the most popular accounting software used in the marketplace by small and medium sized businesses. Throughout the course of the first quarter, I realized that sophomore year is very different from freshman year - Sophomore Portfolio Reflection for English introduction.
There is more time commitment, more effort, and overall more experience in learning new materials. Reflection Letter I perceive myself as a poor writer, before this class.
I had never been taught the proper way to write a paper. I struggled through English and hoped to get more out of English I never thought about the process that I took to write any paper before this class. I know that I have learned a great deal this semester, which I will be able to put towards my up coming.
Despite outnumbering charter-school students by , and embodying the leading research on education, homeschooling has yet to pierce the mainstream. Standards Aligned System. The Standards Aligned System (SAS), developed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, is a comprehensive, researched . A Little Context. Imagine yourself a sophomore or junior male, getting your schedule in the fall with not one but two English classes listed. English is the last class you would ask to double up on and it means you lost an elective.
Mid-Year Personal Reflection Essay: Sophomores Looking back, my freshmen year along with my middle and elementary school years always go by quick.
Of course, it does not feel like freshmen year went by quick when I was actually going through the grade. AET Internal Combustion Engine Theory and Servicing. This is a theory/laboratory course designed to introduce the student to basic heat engine types, their .