In this unit, I learned that writers use specific techniques to create humorous effects, some of the common methods used are exaggeration, incongruity, surprise, repetition, wisecracks, and sarcasm. I noticed that irony often goes along with humor in works of literature. For example, in the play Mother Figure the author uses the techniques of repetition, surprise, and incongruity to create humorous effects, and irony helps build up the play. After this unit, I still want to learn more about the different types of poetry and the structure of poetry because I think I have a decent understanding of the language being used in poetry but not the structure.
(The analysis I made is basically all on the language)
At the beginning of the unit, I have set my SMART goal as “to submit high-quality work on time. I will revise and edit my work and turn off the WIFI when I’m working, so I’m not disturbed and wouldn’t procrastinate. It is within my power to accomplish it, and I think I can realistically achieve it. I want to accomplish it by the end of the Grade 9 English term.” I think I achieved it because over the last two assignments because I have had a pretty good understanding of the stylistic features of the works of literature based on the scores I received. Also, I handed the works in on time.
(My grades and feedback from Dr. Maloney.)
During this time, the challenge that occurred to me was to focus on the work assigned to me. Because there seem to be so many distractions learning online. Also, when I read the exemplars I often feel like something is missing from my work, but after adding more information I end up repeating myself. On the other hand, the successes I had over the past two assignments is that I had a mostly thorough understanding of the learning objectives, and that was because I would read the assigned text multiple times until I was sure about the text.
For the SAL part of this year, I would rate myself as satisfactory for both of the standards. First of all, for the responsibility standard, I would turn in work on time and would accept my peers’ and teacher’s feedback. I’m also prepared before learning. For the attitude strand, I set my goals realistically and try my best to remain focused while doing work, I also accept challenges and put in all of my efforts for assignments. However, I still need to be more initiative during learning and take more responsibilities for myself.
My goals for my learning in English 10 are 1) Be a more initiative learner in class and outside of class. 2) Submit high-quality work on time.