Examples Of Letter From A Birmingham Jail Letter

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This letter is being written to you, to let you know my thoughts about how much this class has enabled me to grow as a writer and student. As a writer I have many new acquired strengths. One of these newly acquired strengths is that I have the ability to write an essay that assess other author’s pieces of work. Before this class, I wrote very generic five paragraph essays that let the reader know, that the author of a certain piece of work was a good writer and captivated the audience. Now I am able to state the authors’ purpose and the rhetoric terms that he or she uses to get their purpose across to their audiences. An example of this is the essay that we wrote about Cesar Chaves and the rhetorical terms that he uses to argue in favor of …show more content…
One of my strengths as a reader, is my ability to read sources quickly and comprehend them. An example of this is the synthesis essay that was assigned as homework over the summer. In this essay I was able to fully comprehend the sources that were given to me, and as a result of that I was able to write a very sound essay. Another strength that I have as a reader, is to pick out certain rhetorical strategies as I reading the piece of work. This strength is shown in the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” essay that I wrote. While reading King’s letter, I was able to pick out certain rhetorical strategies that he used to achieve his purpose. Although I would consider myself to be a strong reader, there are a couple weaknesses that I have. One of my weaknesses is my lack of knowledge of certain vocabulary words. Many of the rhetorical terms that we studied were new to me this year, and I was unable to really recognize them in any kind of context. An example of this was the AP multiple choice practices that we completed this year. My lack of knowledge of vocabulary prevented me from being able to fully comprehend the questions. Another weakness of mine as a reader, is me not being able to fully comprehend certain prompts. At certain times this year, I found myself reading certain prompts multiple times to try and understand them. An example of this was the prompt about the distinction between …show more content…
I can personally say that I feel the most accomplished about the improvements in my writing. Before this class, I did not like write at all. This was due to the fact that I was not the best at it. I was writing very generic essays that were filled with many, many grammatical errors. Now I feel as though my writing, and even my grammar has improved immensely. Early on in this class my writing was not the best, but through the extensive practice and learning about different writing prompts and techniques my writing got better throughout the year. The decoding packets that we did also helped me fix some of the frequent grammatical mistakes that I made. As the year went on this class became slightly, and I mean slightly easier. I am immensely proud of the fact that my writing has improved over this year, and the improvements in every area of writing that I made is the one thing that I feel the most accomplished

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