Reflection: How I Developed As A Writer

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Throughout this course, I have faced a multitude of new strategies for writing and have encountered difficulties along the way. However, through the instruction I have received, I truly think that I have developed as a writer in this class. I may not have realized this in the beginning, but looking back I have definitely grown. Furthermore, I can tell that I will continue to grow and succeed through this class. I started off with a fairly strong background in writing, but not so much in rhetoric. My previous writing skills, combined with the additional learning methods I received through this class have developed my writing and shaped me into the writer that I am now. My experience began with knowing the basics: how to format MLA style, …show more content…
I would start with the introduction and just move along my papers with no real structure involved. Since taking this class, I have learned that this is an accepted method for writing a paper, but it is not the only one. I have started mapping out my papers more, but they are still not quite formal outlines. I simply write my thesis, and leave bullet points of my main ideas. This invention strategy has helped me several times when I felt that I was stuck on a prompt, as well as organizing my paper more concisely. I enjoyed when we went around the room to discuss our writing processes, and were allowed to receive justification for our writing styles. That being said, I found it reassuring to know that there is more than one way to do things and to learn something as simple as a different method of …show more content…
Through this course I have been able to completely understand what synthesis means, and how to incorporate that material into my papers. I believe the outcome is that I was able to create a well done synthesis paper that allowed me to broaden my writing experience and hone a new skill. This class has taught me much about different rhetoric, and will be useful for my future. In short this class have developed my ability to write tremendously. It was challenging at some points, but through it all the resources and guidance were extremely helpful. I can now look confidently forward to my future in writing papers due to this

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