Reflection On Literary Explorations

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Literary Explorations 1, a class that all sophomores are required to take during their first semester, has been a very beneficial class for me. Over the course of LE 1, I feel that I have developed as a writer and as a critical thinker when analyzing works of literature ranging from songs to short stories to speeches. I have gained valuable insight throughout the semester by learning about rhetorical devices, the rhetorical triangle, and the many aspects of writing. However, LE1 has also shown me the many parts of reading and writing that I struggle with and hope to improve in the future. Over the course of the semester, LE 1 has been an interesting class that has made me both a better writer and a better person. When I first came to IMSA, …show more content…
I have taken advantage of available resources by working with my peers from class on small scale discussions about the stories and speeches that we read. My peers have been helpful throughout the semester especially relating to topics I have trouble understanding. Another resource I utilized was my teacher, from whom I occasionally asked for help on the essays. Before I came to IMSA, I would never talk to the teachers, simply because I had no need to. However, here at IMSA and especially with LE 1, I have learned that talking to the teachers can be very helpful and make writing much easier. Although I had limited communications between myself and my teacher, I feel that teachers are very approachable and helpful and should be consulted more often in the future. The LE 1 course forced me to become more open with asking for help and has made me a better …show more content…
Some aspects of the class came more naturally to me; for example, I did well on the reading quizzes taken after reading a short story to check for understanding. Also, I found that using MLA format and doing group projects seemed to be easier. However, I really struggled on other parts of the class, mainly writing well and deeply analyzing literature. I feel that the reason I did better in certain parts of the class is because I think very factually, which can be very beneficial when recalling information from a short story or when placing an essay into MLA format. On the other hand, I did poorly in other areas such as writing and analytical thinking likely because I am not a very creative person and do not have enough experience with writing or reading to be proficient. However, with the help of the LE 1 course I have progressed and am continuously improving my writing and analytical skills. LE 1 has been a long journey with some rough patches, but the course has really helped to teach me many core elements of writing and analyzing works of literature. I also feel that I have developed both as a student and as a person. Despite these improvements, I believe that I have much more to learn and have the potential to do much more in future LE classes. I hope that over the course of my stay at IMSA I can continue to improve both as a student and as a writer with the important skills taught in

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