Reflection On My Strengths And Weaknesses

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Writing has always been quite the task for me, and never a very enjoyable one at that. Up until college the only scholarly writing I was exposed to was in high school, and even that I would have considered as mediocre. For me, English classes were an easy A+ and so I never took writing that seriously. As a writer I have my strengths and weaknesses, but I do not feel as confident in my strengths as I do my weaknesses. I think I am good with grammar and mechanics, but when it comes to time management or organization then forget it. I usually struggled with writing projects in high school, mostly due to my lack of interest and my great ability to avoid writing assignments until the very last minute. My college experience so far has already …show more content…
Time management is the first thing that pops into my head. I am terrible at managing the time it takes for me finish a writing assignment. Usually larger writing assignments, such as research papers and essays with minimum page limits, were given a longer timeframe to be completed. In the mind of my high school self, a due date two weeks away meant that I did not have to start working on the assignment for about another week or so. This left me up all night the night before trying to put together some acceptable piece of writing. If I had managed my time better, I am sure the end result would have been better as well.
One of my biggest weaknesses will always be the dreaded thesis. From English class to AP U.S. History, I have been taught so many different ways to write a thesis that now I am just downright overwhelmed by the word thesis itself. Even for this paper I have changed my thesis so many times hoping to make it perfect but not knowing what perfect is even supposed to look like. Writing a well constructed thesis will be on the top of my list of skills to improve
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The project required me to research a well-known person from a provided list of people whom were considered to have heroic qualities. I then had to write a speech as if I were that particular person that highlighted why they were a hero. I picked Bob Marley because I was interested in learning what made him a hero. It did not take long for me to become intrigued by the information that I found about him, which helped me write an effective hero speech that received an almost perfect grade. I believe my success with this project can be most related to my great interest in the

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