My Reflection Of My Experience In The English Class

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When I first walked into this class, I knew I would have to write a lot. Coming from different English classes where I’ve written many papers before, I thought I would have an easy time in the class. Upon receiving the first writing assignment and getting the help I needed, I realized that the class was going to be a lot more work than I expected. Each assignment I received was a new start for me to improve my writing. My sentences were structured differently than they were in the beginning because of the grammar that we learned, concession and appositives. My ideas were explained a lot more clearly because of the data I gathered along with the elaboration of my ideas, analyses. Although my writing was flawed when I first began the course …show more content…
The system of P.I.E., point, illustration and explanation, was showed to us to organize our body paragraphs. My points, topic sentences, were at first not the best, but by the second paper they were what they needed to be. In my first essay I wrote, “ Another flaw in the college system is the time consumption of student’s time.” The way I had formated this point made it seem less strong. Even though I knew what I was talking about, the reader was confused and unclear about what my argument was afterward. In another essay, I wrote “Although people always talk about how they want society to change, they do not do anything to fix the issues because they lack motivation.” That topic sentence was a strong, clear, argument that tied with my thesis. It was more understandable for the reader to get what I was defending throughout the entire paper. Illustration and Explanation, quotes and analyses, are the biggest problems I faced when writing my essays. Even though it was explained to me and I knew what I had to do, my organization was all over the place. In my first essay, I wrote, “It is unfair for students to have to pay a big amount of money while not knowing why it is being charged or just the fact that is is becoming extremely expensive to attend a university.” In that sentence, my illustration and explanation was not clear at all …show more content…
I wrote, “They, the protesters, grabbed the attention of the mayor and because of what they were doing and to make them stop, he agreed to reopen the high school.” Instead of leaving “they” ambiguous to what what it could mean, I explained what “they” is by using an appositive. In my earlier writing, I would sometimes leave certain things ambiguous and not explain it. Having appositives in my essays makes what I’m trying to say a lot more clear. I also wrote, “Dialect, different forms of speaking in English, is what automatically divides people into a specific part of the social class.” Instead of using two sentences to explain something, I combined them both, making a concession, to form one sentence and made it less of a drag to read. It made my sentences more complex and detailed than when I used two sentences to explain one thing. Not only did they, concessions and appositives, help my writing look more sophisticated, it made it easier to make my analysis in my paragraphs a lot more easy to read as

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