Reflective Essay In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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Throughout my high school career I have worked on many essays. I have, over the past four years, improved in a variety of ways. I have not only improved in my English writings, but also in my social studies, science and art writings. Also, I have become more efficient in my grammatical and my structural skills as well. Throughout high school I have improved my writing through class warmups to standardized tests. I have also learned and demonstrated that I am capable of producing well written papers and essays In the past four years the areas of writing that I have been the most successful in are essays because I can quickly write on the topic, then compared to my ability to write with nothing to start off of. But over the past four years my ability has significantly increased, I have gone from starting sentences with the same word consistently, and making punctuation errors to making very few. I also had errors in my citations, explanations, and the amount of times that I …show more content…
I also had punctuation errors, putting periods inside of quotations, and capitalizing words that didn’t need to be capitalized. And, I realized that my descriptions were vague, so I started to divulge more details in the essays. I can fix this by either taking out unnecessary details, or by making them into multiple compound sentences. Also I have noticed that I had run on sentences. My essay did have some good qualities to it though. For example, I was able to realize what quotes best help support my claims. An example of this in the essay is when I was talking about Atticus being the main source of good, or light as Harper Lee would put it. When Atticus was at the jail house, Jem tells Scout “That’s funny’ said Jem, ‘Jail doesn’t have an outside light’” Another thing that I did well in this essay was that I had no spelling errors, which is one of my strongest traits when it comes to

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