Reflection Essay: Better Writing Skills

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During my first semester of college I have learned a lot of information. Though, one of the most important things I learned was better writing techniques. From the first assignment to now, there has been a lot of improvement in my writing skills. These skills will help me in the future, not just in other writing courses but in all of my courses. Some of the specific things I have become stronger in include: argumentative writing, being more detailed, citing sources correctly, and using a more adequate word selection.
From the time that I wrote my first assignment, the literacy memoir, to when I completed the revision assignment, my writing skills improved. When completing the literacy assignment, I had trouble with run on sentences and including enough details. In class, we discussed how to lengthen essays and what you could do to make it more fulfilling. Using the tips we discussed in class, and the notes I received on my literacy memoir, I was able to lengthen my original paper by about a page. I re-read my original essay and corrected the grammatical errors, mainly the run on
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In my high school English courses we wrote persuasive essays, which are similar to argumentative essays, but not identical. When writing the argument about plagiarism essay, I had to learn to effectively state an opposing argument. Having to do this guided me in having the ability to refer to any opposing statements the other person may have and be able to make a logical comeback to what they 're saying. Also, reading the book “They Say, I Say” gave me advice and information that helped me in my essay. This advice stated different ways to effectively outline your arguments and how to let readers know when they are reading your opinion versus the other person 's opinion. This information and ability will be valuable for me throughout the rest of my life, not just in my college

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