Personal Reflection Essay

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A Personal Reflection

Reflection is one of the most effective learning tools that anyone can utilize. It is through reflecting that people can learn from their mistakes and change their habits. By reflecting, people often create new and spontaneous ideas. As my first quarter as a college student is coming to an end, I have the opportunity to reflect upon all of the unique things that I have learned. Out of my three classes, my English class provided me with the most beneficial learning experiences. Writing for this class has taught me many things; some of these things were rude and surprising realities. The most valuable things that writing for this class has taught me are my studying weaknesses, my tendencies, and how to use my resources
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All of my points were laid out for me. Now that I used outlining and pre-writing to write three large essays for English, I understand the importance of outlining and pre-writing. My essays have a much better flow to them and are generally organized fairly well. Although my essays are far from perfect, they are much better than my previous essays that I have written. I have learned that outlining and pre-writing are critical steps that must be completed in order to write and strong essay. Since discovering this newfound knowledge, I have even started to outline my memos and other similar assignments. Writing has taught me that quality essays require outlining and …show more content…
I recall getting very unclear feedback from a student, and I had no idea what the student meant. Rather than simply ignore the feedback, I decided to confront the student and have them clarify the comment. It turns out that the comment was super helpful. I was very glad that I asked the student to clarify their comment, because I think the correction boosted my grade on the essay. I have learned that it is much better to play things safe and ask questions. I learned that keeping quiet and not asking questions can actually be harmful. This rule will serve me my entire life. By asking questions, I can prevent myself from messing up big time later in

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