My Writing Skills

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The Improvement of my Writing Skills during The Fall Semester.
Robert Collier states, “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” This citation expresses as well all my English learning experience in Montgomery College, with a peculiarity for this semester. It is the fourth semester that I am an ESL (English as a Second Language) student in Montgomery College (MC); also the fourth semester that I am learning those rules in order to sharp my English. However, this semester helped to improve my writing skills on different ways. First it helped to well understand the importance of the writing process and the essay structure, to revise and improve my grammar rules, and to become aware to the MLA (Modern Language Association)
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This semester our professor Vilceus insisted on the following of the writing process. Before getting our prompt, we used to have a quick minute of brainstorming. She used to introduce the topic by a short video related to the subject on the prompt. Those video always showed the situation of our daily life. By this technique, she first broke the distance between the topic and the students. After, we took the next minutes to think about the topic with classmates. Then we got into the prompt with a clear idea about the topic. From this technique, I understood the first step of the writing process, the brainstorming. Also how I could easily get ideas for my essay. Next, we had to draft an outline to better clarify our idea before starting to write our first draft essay .It was during the practicing of the outline that I improved my writing organization, which has been one of my issue in the previous classes. I benefited also of the quick look of my classmates, we call it peer review section. Honestly, I like that one. Sometimes, I was sure that my draft was ready to be submitted, but my classmates helped me to find those little mistakes that were still unknown. My only problem with this peer review section was the fact it lead me to use multiple drafts, although I improved to overlook on my mistakes. Before I would never go back or have someone else to reread my papers. So, the writing process helped me to become aware of the benefit of the organization and the revision of the drafts to get a good final essay. Next, I also improved my understanding about the essay structure. Essay does not just follow the pattern of introduction, body and conclusion. In my EN 101 A, I learnt to adapt the structure regarding the type of essay.A cause and effect essay did not have the same structure like the argumentative

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