Reflective Essay: The Love Of Detective Fiction

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Succeeding this reflection are all of the essays that I have completed this semester: a report, arguing a position, an argument analysis, and a visual analysis. All of the above essays were written in relation to the topic of detective fiction and presented a more scientific view of this genre.
When I am going to write an essay, I start by conducting research on my topic to make sure that I have enough material to work with along with checking the credibility of sources. I then create a thesis and brainstorm the formatting of my essay out on paper. Once I have a solidified idea of the formatting and direction of my essay, I write the essay. For the most part, this process worked really well for me. The brainstorming and the formatting is very
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The only part that seems less helpful to me would be what I usually skip: thinking more about my thesis. For example, in my argument essay, my thesis was “our love of detective fiction is largely scientific: it is influenced the most by our brains”. If I had thought longer about that thesis, I would have realized that it was too broad and that the brain influences a lot of things.
My first essay was a report that described the psychological side of why we like detective fiction. I feel like I did a good job of integrating my research into this essay and I kept it well organized, but my biggest weakness was my grammar and punctuation. I left off commas here and there as well as used some unnecessary wording. I also had a run on sentence on page 2 that could have been avoided if I had split it up: “Now, detective fiction not only quenches a thirst for problem solving,
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Nonetheless, I still need to improve my grammar and be aware of how I word certain phrases. I want my work to say that I am literate and can write at a college level. For the most part, my work says this, but there were still a few times when it made me seem illiterate. Overall, I do feel like I performed better compared to the work I completed last semester. I learned more about how to make a strong thesis as well as how to do a proper argument analysis. I now can write a strong thesis, be more aware of my grammar, and see an argument from multiple perspectives.
I feel like I spent my time well this semester. The visual argument was done in groups which I enjoyed because I got to hear other students’ ideas and work with students who supported mine. I did have several conferences with my instructor all of which were helpful because I recieved a better idea of what the teacher was looking for and helpful feedback. I did not get to use the writing lab as much as I would have liked to, but whenever I did use it, I got a higher grade. Overall, I feel like I learned many valuable writing skills in this class and I look forward using those in the

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