My English Assignment Analysis

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When I told my friends, who took the course already, that I was taking 1157 they told me to prepare myself for a new world of writing but, I was not nervous. After getting my first English assignment, I was nervous. Writing for me has not been a major struggle however, I knew that I was in a different ball game after the first day of my English class. Throughout the semester, I was shocked by the grades that I received for each paper because for some I was confident and for others I was not. I learned a lot about myself as a writer and I learned more about writing than I ever did in my four years of taking English in high school. The first assignment was to tell a focused story that communicates something about my identity as …show more content…
My first semester of college has been such a major change from high school because Professor Collins was very detailed about what needs to be fixed and how to fix it. While I was in high school, my English teacher did not do a very good job at giving feedback. Also, having my classmates give ideas on what to write about always played a big part in writing my final draft. I also thought it was a crazy idea when Professor Collins told me that I should read my paper out loud but now I do it for every paper and will continue to do it. My biggest regret this semester was not going to the writing center more and waiting last minute to do my papers. I realize now that if I would have gone to the writing center more my papers would have been better. The three times that I was able to send my paper to the writing center I was very pleased because the feedback made a major difference in how I wrote my final draft. I understand now that getting as many people as possible to read my paper could make a big difference. Also, I learned to manage my time better when it comes to writing …show more content…
After reading over my rough and final drafts, I realized they all have two things that could use work on and it is the flow of my paragraphs and grammar. I still need to work on that but, I am happy with how far I have come as a writer. Taking this class has shown me my strengths and weakness in writing. Even though I am not very excited about writing essays in my next English class, I feel more confident than I did when I first started English 1157 because of Professor

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