My Struggle In Reading And Writing

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Going into college, I was very nervous about taking this class. Throughout high school, I excelled in math and science, but I always struggled in reading and writing. The most challenging part for me, then and now, is reaching the length limit for papers; my writing style is very condensed and it is incredibly difficult for me to expand my ideas to a specific length. While writing the first paper, I struggled with meeting the length requirement because I was writing about something I wasn’t passionate about. But to my surprise, the second and third paper were much easier to write, and much easier to reach the length requirement. What I learned from taking this class is that, writing can actually be very stress-free and natural if you are writing …show more content…
It is very difficult for me to write analytically, due to only writing persuasively in high school, and this paper forced me to write in a new way. Although it was unusual and difficult to write that way, I tried my best to meet the requirements and did as much with the prompt as I could.
The assignment that I am most proud of is the second writing project. The first essay was difficult because I wasn’t particularly interested in the topic; but the second essay really piqued my interest. As I stated previously, I write my best work when I am really fascinated in the topic and care deeply for the funding of Planned Parenthood. I feel that my interest in the topic really helped improve my writing and I believe it is one of the best papers I have ever written. Throughout this semester, I have noticed a significant change in my writing, researching, and composing habits. While writing the papers for this class, I spent a lot
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I used to think the only good way to write a sentence was to make sure it was long and full of detail, but through peer review, I learned the beauty of a simple sentence. I realized that you don’t need to write a long complex sentence to make a statement; and that a short, simple sentence can provide even more of an impact on the reader than a long sentence. I also discovered that my strength in writing essays is to ensure that I choose a subject I am passionate about the topic. All of my best writing stems from topics that matter a lot to me and are important for me to talk about. I’ve found out that the most difficult part for me is thoroughly explaining my thought. Sometimes when I write, I just write down what I am think of in that moment and I don’t know how to make the sentences flow together and sound clear. To address this challenge in future writing projects, I’m going to free-write on a separate paper. Then, after using the free-writing method, I will connect the dots by writing linking the different ideas, and then I will put the sentences in a logical order to maintain the sentence

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