Content Analysis Reflection

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When I first signed up for the class I expected the structure and content to be like any other typical general education class, however, I was wrong. I came into the class with an abundant amount of personal goals to increase my writing and general English skills and I received far more than I could have asked for. English has always been a troubling subject for me to pick up on and understand in high school so my expectations were bleak. However, I am happy that I was wrong because my skills have been refined way more than I expected specifically development in content analysis, and writing style. One of my few weaknesses that I faced in the beginning of the class and other English classes in the past is the ability to construct a formal …show more content…
I distinctly remember a moment when I was writing the first piece of analysis that was a key point of the paper and I started the analysis with: “The major thing that I noticed……..” then I paused. I did not pause because I was confused about the topic or what to write next, it was more than that, I knew that I was a improved writer than that low tier of an introduction of analysis. From that moment forward I did not notice the escalation of holding myself accountable for being a sharpened writer, I created self discipline of holding myself to a higher standard than what I was used to. I started revising thought process of analysis that was mechanically programmed and reworked it to be more productive and efficient. The first sentence of analysis is important since it is the reader’s first impressions of how the rest of the claims will follow; I would ask myself questions that the reader would be thinking. Questions such as “Why does this matter?”, “Who cares?”, “Does this make sense?”, …show more content…
It did not hold much thought to see that this is extremely accurate, I recollected my past writing and what my vision of quality writing is and it all lead back to how a textbook is written, dry and uninteresting. That became my new mission, to grow and create my own voice to stand out from the ocean of the individuality of every other academic writer. A tip that was given to start the process of style development was to find a writer of your liking and mimic their style and try to adapt it to your own. It turns out that I have been doing that all along, there is a YouTube channel that I would watch called “RegularCarReviews” in a nutshell, is parity car reviews about just regular old cars and not the flashy cars like other mainstream automotive journalists would do. The creator and writers of the channel are both English majors with MBA’s in Journalism and I admire their extremely unique writing style. After honing in on the style of choice that I wished to emulate I watched a fair amount of their videos not for the content, but to dissect and analyze how they write and the key structure that they follow. Afterwards I pulled up drafts of essays from this class and papers from classes prior and applied the style to my own writing, in result

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