Reflection Essay: How To Use Different Methods Of Writing

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Throughout English 2010 I have grown immensely as a writer. Perhaps the most useful skill that I 've learned is how to use different methods of writing. Each piece of writing has a different purpose, and usually has different flow than other writing. For example, we wrote an exploratory essay at one point in the semester, and later wrote a persuasive researched essay. These two essays have completely different structures that reach out to the audience and aid the writer in expressing his or her ideas. The exploratory began by bringing up an issue and then investigating different solutions to that issue to come to a conclusion of either a need for more exploration or a solution to the problem. The persuasive researched essay, on the other hand, …show more content…
I 'm very opinionated and have tried to look at multiple points of view as I wrote my papers and look at credible sources to get the best information to try to at least somewhat overcome my bias. This has had the biggest impact on me and is what I am most proud of. This isn 't to say that I changed all of my views, but I learned to understand and appreciate other points of view. In doing so, I learned why I believe what I do, thus strengthening my beliefs while reducing hostility towards others. One assignment that was particularly helpful with this was the opposition essay. For this essay I had to represent my opposing view accurately by writing an entire essay in their point of view, which was difficult, but with work, I was able to do it. I chose this essay as one of the essays to bring to the USU English tutors and she didn 't detect bias in …show more content…
My view of argument has changed from thinking of argument as a presentation of your own opinions to one of argument as a means of fully developing your ideas and opinions and presenting them in a way most meaningful to the person (or people) you 're presenting it too. You need to connect with them, not try to shove it down their throats. However, something that I wish that I would’ve done differently was to make more time to work on my writing (revising, developing ideas further, etc.). The most difficult part of the class for me was making sure that everything was turned in on time. I have a full USU class schedule, am taking 3 classes through other schools, and am working part time, so I was worried about getting my work in this class finished on time every week. What helped me to do this was to set a schedule and stick to it. It wasn 't easy, but I was able to do it. I am actually very happy with my accomplishments this semester, but would try to spend more time in the class if I were to take it

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