What did you find hard about understanding and analysing the speech?
The speech was fairly blunt, and I did not have much of an issue understanding most of it. However, the way Greta Thunberg consistently failed to cite any evidence made it challenging to analyse a support
What did you do well and what did you struggle with, in terms of writing the essay?
I think I did well explaining how Greta Thunberg tries to influence her audience and associate that with the purpose of her speech. I struggled with organising my essay, as there was not time to fully plan the order of topics, and I typically organise my essays by cutting and pasting parts of a rough draft, which was not possible when hand-written. I Also struggled with handwriting ;/ .
What do you wish you had done differently OR what would you do differently for the next timed, in-class essay?
I would devote more time to planning the essay, and reference the text in my planning. While writing this essay, I originally only made a rough outline of the points I wanted to address, wanting to start writing as soon as possible. However, my essay quickly became disorganised, to the point where even I was confused when I reread it. This tack ended up taking more time, as I had to update the plan and re-write much of the essay.
What topics or skills would you like more instruction on and practice with, for this type of task? (For example: how to identify and remember the names of techniques, how to annotate, how to outline, how to manage your time, how to proofread…)
I think I need to study more literary techniques outside of class. I noticed some quirks in the transcript that seemed like literary techniques, but I was not certain why she used those techniques and support it with evidence.