My Reflection: My Strengths Of A English Class

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Ever since becoming a student, English has always been one of my least favorite subjects. As a kid, I despised the idea of grammar worksheets, vocabulary quizzes, essays, and all of the typical work you would tend to get in an English class. Throughout my middle school and high school years, I would always make very obvious and poor grammar mistakes, which resulted in me never grasping any sort of understanding for the concepts we learned or were taught. For example, the difference between a verb and adjective, or when to use a comma in a sentence. With several disappointing experiences in English class throughout my academic career, I had so little interest in English that it subsequently helped me fail some of my English classes. I secured …show more content…
With this in mind, English has gotten significantly tougher, in terms of work and time management. While my grammar has transformed into something noticeably better than years before, I know there are various areas to where I can vastly improve in. One of my biggest weaknesses is to clearly articulate my points described throughout my writings in a more clear and detailed way. Along with, reading text for longer periods while trying to fully understand what the author is trying to point out. However, there are many aspects of being a successful English student that I believe are my strengths. For example, being able to write more fluid and consistently, research facts and ideas using multiple websites and sources, plus reflecting on past writings to help me revise and evaluate my current …show more content…
This class was a little different than any other English course I have taken, simply due to the fact that we were not required to read often. However, I have learned various techniques to improve my reading skills in just this one semester than I have throughout my entire academic career. The genre analysis and literature review essays were key in helping me understand and analyze text in multiple forms of writing like books, websites, etc. Using the information I read allowed me to articulate on various topics throughout the field of orthopedics and answer questions I had never known answers to. The final aspect I believe had a significant impact on my English skills for the future was the ability to reflect on past writings, ideas, and outcomes. During the entire semester, we completed countless activities and assignments where we had to reflect upon. In my eyes, each essay had its own unique way of summarizing our thoughts and opinions about that particular essay at some point in the writing. Reflecting on our writings was more helpful than the rest because we also were required to discuss other improvements we are going to make as future English

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