Improving My Writing Skills

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My journey through English Composition 1113 has taught me many new writing techniques and how to properly edit and revise my papers. My instructor, Mrs. Beddingfield, has pushed me to a new level as a student which has made my writing skills improve tremendously. If it wasn't for her, I know my writing would not be near as good as it is today. Over the course of the semester, I have improved in three main aspects of my writing skills: creativity, thought organization, and crucial editing skills. Improving my creativity over the semester has helped me put together a motion picture essay instead of just a typical written essay. The topic of my essay was about the pain and the sacrifices that ballet dancers must go though to be thought of as …show more content…
Organizing clear instructions on how to make a strawberry milkshake will help guide the reader through the process of making one with out any mistakes. For example, in paragraph one sentence three, I said, “First, the person making the shake will need to gather a cup of the fresh strawberries and wash them with cold water to clean off any dirt or pesticides. Once the strawberries have been washed, the person making the shake can now cut the strawberries in half, leaving off the green leaf at the top.” Organizing the steps in order will make it easier for the person trying to complete the milkshake. Another example of how I organized the instructions is in paragraph three sentence four, which states, “Once the ice cream has been blended to a thick consistency, add a quarter to half a cup of milk to the ice cream mixture, then blend for five to ten seconds again to mix the two together. For another example of clear organized instructions, I said in paragraph three sentence five, “The next step is to add a handful of the prepared strawberries along with half a cup of the strawberry preserves and blend them for fifteen second. Once everything is mixed tougher and has a light pink color through out, the step is complete. A well organized process essay enables someone to complete a sequenced task which they had no previous knowledge …show more content…
Since improving my editing skills and re-reading my battle out loud, not only was I able to see my mistakes, but I was also able to hear them. For example, in my battle of “Fallen Pride,” paragraph two sentence three, I said, “When I completed my training, my father passed to me, his shield, which was passed to him from previous kings. To revise the sentence I changed it to say, “When I completed my training, my father passed down to me his shield, which was given to his from previous kings.” Along with reading my paper out loud, my instructor also helped me edit my battle by leaving me comments on what she thought I needed to improve and revise. For example, in paragraph three sentence two, I said, “Commanding my fathers army, I decide to use use a “Hit and Run” tactic.” My Instructor told me that I had some capitalization errors so I changed it to read, “Commanding my fathers Army, I decided to use a “hit and run” tactic.” Crucially editing a paper will insure a clear a fun

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