Passive Voice Reflection

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A strength I have come to find because of this class is that I have the ability properly state the prompt. I am able to convey the topic through the thesis in my introduction to the audience in a clear manner. In my introduction, I attempt to properly employ the topic that will be touched upon throughout the entire paper. I emphasize on the main points of the essay so that the reader has an idea of what they are about to embark upon.
From this class I have found that when I write a short discussion, my focus on the topic is consistent and concise however, when I write an essay, I tend to lose my focus of the topic which causes my paper to sound disorganized. When writing a short discussion, I feel it is easier to keep focus because I can create
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None of my previous teachers had put an importance on the idea of avoiding a passive voice and only using an active voice. This caused me to believe that I did not need to improve on this subject and the idea was never pushed into my head. When I came into this class, I had come to the attention that I tend to incorporate a passive voice in my writing. Throughout the course, I would try my best to avoid the use of a passive voice however I found it difficult to elude since it was still a fresh idea to me. When I would attempt to write about something that happened in the past, I felt unsure of how to keep an active voice. I found that when incorporating passive voice with an active voice, it creates an inarticulate essay. Thankfully, this class has allowed me to keep an eye out for passive voice, and forcing me to create a paper using only an active …show more content…
I tend to title my papers the topic of the assignment. This is something I need to improve on because the title is the initial attention grabber. If my title sounds boring than the reader will assume the rest of my paper is boring and may choose to avoid reading it. It is important to have a clever title in order to set up for the rest of the paper. I also find trouble when writing a conclusion. I have found that I write short, two to three sentence conclusions, which only consist of me restating the thesis and/or comparing ideas written in the essay. This class has taught me that a strong conclusion should summarize all the ideas written in the paper without bringing in any new ideas or topics. The conclusion should remind the readers of what they just read and help them understand why it pertains to their lives. This is the last chance I have to prove to my readers why it is important for them to have read my paper and what they can take away from the reading. A strong conclusion is necessary in order for the reader to leave the paper on a positive strong

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