Essay on My First Semester Of College

784 Words Dec 6th, 2016 4 Pages
During my first semester of college I have learned a lot of information. Though, one of the most important things I learned was better writing techniques. From the first assignment to now, there has been a lot of improvement in my writing skills. These skills will help me in the future, not just in other writing courses but in all of my courses. Some of the specific things I have become stronger in include: argumentative writing, being more detailed, citing sources correctly, and using a more adequate word selection.
From the time that I wrote my first assignment, the literacy memoir, to when I completed the revision assignment, my writing skills improved. When completing the literacy assignment, I had trouble with run on sentences and including enough details. In class, we discussed how to lengthen essays and what you could do to make it more fulfilling. Using the tips we discussed in class, and the notes I received on my literacy memoir, I was able to lengthen my original paper by about a page. I re-read my original essay and corrected the grammatical errors, mainly the run on sentences. After the grammatical errors were corrected, then I checked for places that I could elaborate more. So, using the tips that were received from my first assignment and techniques we discussed in class I was able to improve my research paper and my writing skills altogether.
Throughout my high school years, I never knew how to do citations correctly. While completing the argument about…

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