My First At Midwestern University Essay

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When I started my first quarter at Midwestern University, I felt most ambivalent about writing papers. The only writing I had done since I graduated from the University of Arizona consisted of progress notes, risk assessments, and individualized service plans. I thought I had a sufficient knowledge APA format, but I had not written a formal APA paper in at least three years. Needless to say, I was thrilled to see I would be taking a course entitled Fundamentals of Graduate Writing. After the first day of class, I realized whatever knowledge I thought I had regarding APA style was either incorrect or insufficient. Thankfully, I had a wonderful professor who was very thorough and patient. Several weeks later, I have written a number of APA style papers, all of which had their strengths and weaknesses. In this self reflection I intend to describe each of my strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, I will provide a plan to address each of the weaknesses I have listed.
After receiving feedback from peers and professors, I noticed my most prominent weakness is my knowledge of grammar. I struggled with grammar throughout my undergraduate years and worked hard to correct my errors. However, it seems after three years of informal writing I forgot everything I learned. In my undergraduate studies I was a comma-splicer, I overused commas in almost every paper I wrote. My first paper in graduate school had the opposite problem, I did not use enough commas. In addition, I realized I…

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