Right from your early days in school when you were still learning how to write alphabets and add numbers, schoolwork has always been demanding.
Perhaps it was easier when you were still a kid since your parents have always been there to help.
We write to convince others that our position has validity.
We write to discover new things about our world as well as ourselves.
Also, you will develop a greater understanding of what you need to consider to continue to develop as writers.
As we delve into this semester, I hope you will discover also that writing, reading, and learning are intricately intermeshed.
However, growing up came with a lot of demand because your parents might no longer be able to provide the help you needed.
The situation may be frustrating especially if it's a problem on a subject you know nothing about.
You will be required to critically rethink and reevaluate popular concepts and ideas (this may also challenge your own ideas so please try to keep open perspective).
One of the main goals for this class will be to try to understand how language informs and shapes our culture and society as well as our everyday lives and practices.