Reflection On My English Composition Class

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Today I will be reflecting on 2 essays I wrote. My first essay I wrote for my English composition class was for good Writing. I had to find an Example of good writing online and show or talk about how it applied to what we learned in class. My second essay was for Rex a character in The Glass Castle I decided to write about. What I wrote was to talk about if Rex loved or cared for his family. These two essays stand out because I an extra effort on them.
1. Engage in the processes of drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading.
When it comes to drafting I 'm not the best at it, I say this because the way I like to write my paper. I usually don 't draft but when I do I get a better score on my paper. I wrote drafts for my Good writing essay
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I try to write so whoever reads it can understand what I 'm writing about. In the glass table essay, I think I did the best displaying it. In good writing, I was just stating facts to prove a point to support my topic. I really ever pay attention of my tone in my essays which is another flaw I 'm working on. In Rex as a father I feel like I should had explained some things better, like more about the family.

4. Articulate and develop a coherent thesis that remains consistent throughout the essay.
In my Glass Castle essay, I think I displayed a consistent thesis. The thesis was Rex never had the right tools to take care of his family. I back the thesis with examples from the book. I think i did well with it because I was on point with them.
For all my papers this semester it was hard to develop a thesis. I over think my thesis all the time or my thesis doesn 't match my topic. I still think my thesis could have been better in a way I haven 't learned yet. By using my revising skills I was able to

5. Incorporate your ideas in connection with outside materials; this means being able to smoothly and correctly paraphrase and integrate

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