Reflection On My Turn: My Son's Tattoos And Me?

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Throughout the WRIT 1400 course I took in the fall semester of 2016, I was given a number of different rhetorical situations and texts, with the purpose of using numerous writing techniques to break them down. Early on in the school year, Professor Fleming had us write a thesis essay, which took a look at the article My Turn: My Son’s Tattoos and Me. At first it was bit of a struggle to grasp this new writing style, but by looking at examples, I was able understand the point behind a thesis essay. My main goal was to break down the article, and be able to explain the thesis used in the work. This new writing style helped in my ability to break down an individual piece, and withdraw all the important information from it.
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For this distinct assignment, I had to reflect on the essay “The Most Important Day”, by Helen Keller. Even though this was by far the shortest essay I had to write, it allowed me to work on my summarization skills and my ability to take a deeper look at a specific piece of writing. I was able to break down quotes in a rather short matter, while also delivering my thoughts on the main points in the essay. It was definitely helpful to read a piece, and just express my thoughts on it in an organized manner. I used this technique quite a bit in this class and others, when it came to wrapping my head around a specific piece of …show more content…
This was crucial to writing about my argument paper, and forming a stance that displayed the NFL’s wrongful treatment of concussed players. I was able to pick out information and different points in academic journals, and apply them to the thesis I had formed early on. I was able to practice how citations fit in the middle of a paper without making them look awkward or incorrect. Learning this new skill, helped me expand on my ability to support an argument without repeating the same basic sentiments multiple times. It felt essential to add a skill like to my writing repertoire, because I needed it, if I wanted to succeed in other courses as

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