Interstellar Reflection

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English is one of those subjects that I never really expect to gain much from, but to my surprise I learned a lot from this course. Writing has never been my forte and it is not that I am bad at writing, writing is just something that does not come to me naturally. I knew that there was room for improvement but could not pinpoint where exactly I had to improve. Being in this freshman composition course allowed me to clearly see the strengths and weaknesses in my writing due to being assigned multiple papers and getting direct feedback on them from you, my fellow classmates and the writing center. The three papers in this portfolio of mine show how I have improved as a writer. This portfolio contains my review paper "Interstellar: Movie To …show more content…
I decided to label Interstellar as "a must watch movie", hence the title of the paper "Interstellar: A Movie To Watch", and supported my statement by thoroughly evaluating various aspects of the movie. Interstellar is a movie that I felt deserved a larger audience, so I used scene examples and described the movie in a way that validate my opinion on the movie but at the same time, would not ruin it for the readers who have not watched the movie yet. Although unlike many other movie reviews, I included counter arguments and pointed out some aspects of the movie that are not too great. Instead of using statements from other reviewers that favored the movie, I quoted the reviewers who criticized it to give to make the review unbiased and allow the readers to have a more objective outlook on …show more content…
The process I went through to write this paper is what I like to think of as the turning point in my writing career. For this paper, the class had to go to the writing center and work on their papers with a tutor one on one and I have to say that this was truly an enlightening experience. My paper was thoroughly analyzed, criticized and corrected by my tutor, who also interacted with me throughout the whole process. When we came across sentences that were not quite right grammatically, I was asked what point I was trying to get across and then advised how to do so efficiently or have the correction being made explained to me. I left the writing center with marks all over my paper and an understanding of what aspects of my writing I need to work on. All the marks exposed how careless I was when it came to punctuation, sentence fragments and run on sentences, most of these which I took care of before handing in the final paper. This experience made me more aware of what I 'm writing and the importance of proof reading and revising. Besides the problem with grammar, the only other thing I that I feel could be fixed in my paper is it being slightly biased. After I introduced opposing views about Interstellar, I argued against them and tried to justify the movie instead of accepting that these point are, in fact,

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