Reflection Of Writing: The Things They Carried To Jane Eyre

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This semester has passed by in what feels like no time at all. I barely even blinked, and the year is already half over. In literature class, this feels especially true, as we have moved from The Things They Carried to Jane Eyre, and now to The Awakening. During this time frame, we have written multiple pieces, the majority of which consisted of FRQs. I believe that my greatest piece of writing this semester was the FRQ based off of a section of Ann Petry’s The Street. I enjoyed reading the piece, and I felt as though I was able to conduct a high volume of in-depth analysis about the wind in the short time frame that we had. In particular, I am proud of the way that I compared the wind to the “malicious spirit of a poltergeist,” as well as …show more content…
While I was writing this piece, I was very motivated and passionate about expressing my, rather unflattering, opinion of Mr. Rochester to the reader, and though I was able to write voluminously and deeply about the subject, earning myself one of the highest, if not the highest, scores I have gotten this semester, I strayed a bit from the overall critique and analysis of the novel in general. Although I am proud of my work, I think that I could improve it greatly, and that I could have addressed the prompt slightly …show more content…
For one, I use far too many commas in my writing. I also need to broaden my vocabulary, since I have gotten stuck in the rut where I need to find a word to say that I haven’t used repeatedly already, or where I am searching my memory for a word that could have the meaning that I am looking for. I feel as though improving my vocabulary would enrich my writing, as I would have access to an almost unlimited way to craft sentences, rather than the limited options available to me currently. I also need to work on shaving a few minutes off of my writing time during FRQs, so that I have time to finish my paragraphs or review my writings, rather than rushing as the finish time comes closer, trying to jam as much of my thought process onto paper as I can. Next semester it will be my goal to address all of these shortcomings so that my writing improves, however marginally, as I strive towards becoming a more polished

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