The Importance Of Writing Skills

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It’s been five years since I graduated from high school. Before I started my first semester at Community College of Aurora, I had done no long writing whatsoever in those few years. I had forgotten everything. I was worried that I would fail this class because of my lack of writing skills. Soon after, I realized that I would learn more writing skills than I did in high school and use them for my papers in class. A personal narrative, was the first assignment I had in my ENG121 class. Through working with this type of writing, I became comfortable with paper and pen. I learned to open up, and express myself. I am in love with books, I’m always in awe of how they can steer emotions in me, produce illusions in my mind, and change my perception …show more content…
Third person point of view, being one of those reasons, is probably the most difficult narrative positions to write in. I found myself going back and catching “I”, “you”, “we” a lot, and I had a grueling time trying to reword it, into a way that had the same effect as “you”. I wanted to be able to tell the reader in the argument paper, that “You could do something about this.” I couldn’t say it directly in third person. It was a learning experience though, on how to not be so direct, and how to give the opportunity to the reader to decide whether they want to do something about it or not. Prior to college, I’ve had a couple of research assignments, over 7 years ago. It’s exasperating to do research in the World Wide Web, where anyone can write anything in there. It was a time consuming and painful experience to search for websites with credibility. Sometimes I would find sites with incredible definitions, unfortunately, I had to continue the search because of sites known to not be credible. Then, when I found sites written by doctors or professors, the writing was difficult to comprehend, extensive, and didn’t have the je ne sais quoi I was looking for. The memories of learning to cite, in school faded long ago. It was good to refresh my mind on the steps to citing. I will most certainly use the skills to cite attained from this class in my future college courses. There’s no doubt that I will have research

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