Reflection On Learn, Discover, Think And Try

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Learn, Discover, Think, and Try Here comes the end of this semester, and I really would like to reflect on my journey during the writing class. In the past three months, I feel like I have accomplished a lot not only as a student but also as a writer. From the textbooks, meta texts, assignments, readings, and multimodal texts provided this semester, I had the chance to read and learn a great variety of essay genres. These materials are so useful that helped improve my writing skills a lot. In addition, both in-class and online discussions allowed me to share my perspectives with my classmates about different issues. All those experiences are important to me as I was developing my writing skills during the semester. If I can use four simple …show more content…
In the very beginning of the course, I was unknown about anything that might happen in the future, so I chose to learn. I liked the feeling that everything was new to me, and I tried my best to acquire the new things. However, in order to learn new things, I had to drop some wrong information I knew before, which was a challenge to me at that time. For instance, in WA#1, I was supposed to compose a short course essay about “The Rant”. In a short course essay, a proposition is needed at the end of the first paragraph, but I mixed up a ‘proposition statement’ and a ‘thesis statement’. As a result, my proposition statement for WA#1 was not clear and concise, and it was bifurcated. I didn’t realized the problem until WA#2, but it was timely enough for me to correct the mistake. In addition, I learned a lot of new ideas about …show more content…
A good writer takes action instead of spending time on considering how to start. I found that after I started to write down the words, I could find a clear way to continue. If I always think how to start but never take actions, I will never know what new ideas I will come up with. Trying is the start of everything, and I now can quickly start to write about anything. I think writing is all about trying, and every essay starts with trying. In WA#5, which I was supposed to write a personal essay with any structures, I didn’t know which structure should I choose. I didn’t want to start until I have a clear structure, but I couldn’t think all the time, so I started to write all my evidence and arguments down without a structure. During the process, I found that my tone was a persuasive tone, so I decided my structure as a letter essay. I found trying was very helpful and practical in writing process. Once you have really started writing, the next few steps will become easier. Therefore, this is why I put trying as my last step in my writing

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