Essay On My English 101 Experience

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From the time I started English 101, I had no idea how a paper was really supposed to be written. I struggled in English 101 because going from high school to a college course was totally different. The teachers were stricter and the essays were to be graded in a more sophisticated manner. But since I was able to better myself as a writer in English 101., it helped improve my essays in English 102. I was be to give more details and more information than before I started my First year Writing Program. My perception of myself as a writer from the time I began in English 101 to English 102 changed. I used to believe that no matter how good my papers were, I would not get any higher than a C, but everything changed when I started English 102. …show more content…
For example, when writing my conclusion paragraph, I need to work on summarizing up my major points instead of just listing the thesis and then trying to explain that a little bit. I also need to work on my transitions from paragraph the paragraph because sometimes it does not always work. Instead of me giving a brief summary of what I wrote about, I give half of a sentence and the other half is something that will tie into the next paragraph. Even though I have grown as a writer, I still worry about my grammar and punctuation. Sometimes I feel the need to add a comma where it should not go because when reading it out loud, it sounds like it needs to b there. Other times, I do not add a comma where is needs to go. If I were told that we only get one chance to turn in a paper, that would worry me also because I am so used to turning in three drafts. Every time I turned in one draft I would get it back with comments on what I need to fix. If I were to only turn in one paper I would not get the chance to fix those mistakes. Being able to turn in three drafts hurts me in a way because it gives me several opportunities to fix the paper instead of tuning it in and telling me what I go wrong the first time I submit the

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