Living Like Weasels And A Worn Path By Eudora Welty Essay

883 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
As I reflect at the end of this semester on my work in your Grammar Strategies class, I can see clearly how much I have improved as a writer. I have learned to notice my strengths and weaknesses and to learn from all of them. I engaged in several assignments and the feedback that I received from you. I have learned from critical reading how to recognize an author`s purpose by analyzing the evidence that the author provides in his/her text. To understand the tone of the text by categorizing examples. I also learned how to better understand the text by restating the idea in my own words (by questioning what is the text about?).
My portfolio letter includes two essays “Living Like Weasels” by Annie Dillard and “A Worn Path” by Eudora Welty. Through these assignments, I have obtained skills to focus on a purpose and most importantly have the ability to respond to different kinds of audiences effectively. The philosophical story “Living Like Weasels” is the best example of this. I learned to use an appropriate voice, tone and be formal yet concise with this paper. It was challenging for me to write respond essay to “Living Like Weasel”, however, after your positive comments, the pre-writing process helped me to clarify my main idea by using drafts, revision, and personal examples. In which I learned how to find the main idea and develop my idea by using the helpful hints from the educational book “Elements of Style” by William Strunk and E.B. White which was provided during our…

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