My Writing Skills

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At the beginning of this semester I remember thinking to myself “I’m not going to do very well in this class am I?” I know for a fact that I’m not a very good English student. Personally I don’t like to read. My writing skills were around average. Then our first class summary on the book “The Slave Next Door” came in. I just remember taking a deep breath thinking “here goes nothing” after the first five minutes of simply focusing it’s as if my fingers had a mind of their own. I went wild on that paper. I was expecting a seventy on that paper but I ended up getting an eighty. I was surprised to learn that I had decent skills in writing. As time passed by and I attended more and more classes I remember just completely focusing on the professor. …show more content…
These have been skills I’ve been able to harness. The Casual essay helped me greatly improve my research, in text citations, structure and MLA formatting skills. First the new structure format helped me improve my writing skills as well by improving my essay organization. A good and powerful thesis is needed, followed up by a counter argument, at least three body paragraphs and a conclusion. My research skills greatly improved as well because during the casual essay unit I learned about plagiarism and how to avoid that. While learning about plagiarism I learned about reliable sources and how to do in text citations for these sources. Linking all these skills my research skills improved. Now I know how to do well organized and informative papers while using reliable resources. I have chosen to evaluate my first two essays. My evaluation essay and my casual essay. I chose to revise these essays because they are my best essays as of today and I would like to see how much I can improve an already good essays. With these new skills how much can I improve? For my evaluative essay I chose to focus mostly on my local

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