Graduation Speech : An Exceptional Writer Essay

841 Words Dec 15th, 2016 4 Pages
Before AP Senior English, I viewed myself as an exceptional writer; I soon learned I was mistaken. Beginning with my first essay, I realized that I had a lousy habit of writing vaguely and simple. However, I was not without competence. My strengths included organization and writing conventions, which are highlighted in my college essay. As I developed, my word choice improved tremendously. One can see this development I have achieved over the semester throughout this portfolio. The greatest accomplishment achieved this semester, is my word choice. My first essay had a myriad of simple words; therefore, I used the thesaurus on the rest of my compositions. Looking over my essays multiple times, I was able to discover various words to upgrade, which gave my essay professionalism. My biggest challenge and what I need to continue to evolve, is my vagueness. I tend to obscurely explain statements I make. Between my first two essays, one can see the considerable improvement in this specific area; nevertheless, I still struggle with it. Both mistakes are a substantial aspect of my first essay, and because I struggled so much, I was able to improve immensely. This portfolio includes my first three essays I have written this semester; I have made many improvements to them. The first essay written was the college essay; this is my weakest. When writing an essay about myself, I tend to slack with my writing. It is easiest to write about myself, however, I do not put as much thought…

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