Hamlet Reflective Essay

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Throughout the course of Professor Hamlet’s English 102 course, my writing style improved by the writing techniques that I learned both in and outside of class. In order to improve my writing style, I made several appointments for the Mary Baldwin College Writing Center. The Writing Center is where I learned how to form an outline, review and revise my essays, in order to create a thorough and well written final draft for both my English 102 and French Literature 270 course. I learned that I have a tendency to use repetition when repetition is not needed, and I discovered that I can strengthen the natural flow of my analyses by reading and rereading my papers aloud. Reading aloud helped me catch mistakes in my writing that I normally would …show more content…
Professor Hamlet taught me a lot about my writing style by commenting and marking my rough draft and/or my final draft, so that I could have a few pointers and tips for the proper formatting, style, and organization of my paper. For example, on my personal narrative at the beginning of the year, Hamlet made a good point that I often tend to repeat myself. Thereafter, I learned and begun trying to avoid unnecessary repetition which has helped improve my grade on the essays. In addition, she noted that I needed to learn to speak more clearly and clarify important thoughts and ideas better. That tip helped me, as well, because I learned to identify, clarify, and note the most important details of my papers. Plus, she helped improve my word choice and taught me not to use contractions (i.e., it’s instead of it is). Using contractions had been a major problem for me in other academic classes other than English, so learning not to use contractions strengthened my writing and made my final products less bland and more appropriate for college. Also, my English professor had taught me to use alternative adverbs to the word “very” because “very” is quite the overused word. In class, Hamlet also taught me how to use paperrater.com to check our rough and final drafts before submitting them, and she taught me how to use proper MLA and APA formatting for my

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