My Self Reflective Report

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I always considered my-self a “numbers” type of guy than one who excels in writing. Throughout my entire academia english classes have always been and shall be the bane of my school work. I never fully had the confidence in my english work or in any of my written assignments to begin with, however it was not for the lack of trying but more of the thought of failure. The new techniques I learned in the class has given me some insight towards my style of writing and its execution. Evaluations from my previous work has given me a perspective in where I fall as writer and in what areas I must improve in to become better. After completing the semester, I have accomplished myself as a confident writer, created a way to improve my writing, and …show more content…
What I ended up doing was completing a paper with the best of my ability and expecting it to be graded at a minimal score. Each one of my papers exceeded the minimal score and gave me confidence as a writer, a feat I did not accomplished until now. Scoring beyond the minimal expectations for myself did not only raise my confidence as a writer but the results behind my success came from the techniques I learned in the class. I believe I finally learned a formulaic structure to follow with tackling written assignments. Personally, starting any type of paper or written assignment has been a challenge for me in the past, however it has changed after what I learned during the semester. When I enrolled for English 1A class one of the main aspects I wanted to learn was to properly start a paper or any form of writing assignment at the college level. I was given the handout on “How To Write A College Essay- The Structure”, which helped me to a great extent. It provided me with a formula on how to start papers. It was base for all my written assignments in college and I saw results with by having my time completing assignments and papers decrease. Having a formula to follow made it easier for me to tackle any written assignment and it made any written assignments similar as approaching a math problem. The more I used the formula, the more it made me appreciating my style of writing. I saw it transcend to the type of writer I would become. Although …show more content…
I found having my papers evaluated as one the most important and useful aspect during the semester. The evaluations pointed out what I needed improving on. Many of the problems with my writing was “bad wording” and I found it to be true. In my Descriptive Essay, when I first went to the writing center I found myself correcting many grammatical wordings and phrases. Learning from my previous essay I then took the time to improve the way I arrange my wording and how I write out my sentences in the next paper. When I took my second paper, the Narrative Essay, to the writing center the evaluator found nearly no grammatical issues whatsoever. Although I still received a note saying “you have wording issues” when I turned in my paper and it is evident I still face the problem but I have

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