Reflective Essay: My Experience As A Writer

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At the beginning of this English course, I was so nervous and scared that I would fail. I do not think I have ever been a good writer. It has always terrified me because I have difficulty putting my thoughts down on paper. This course has proven to be highly inspiring to me as well as frightening. It has really taught me more about the understanding of the writing process and structure, in which helped me to not focus so much on the actual writing parts. Not focusing so much on the writing, helped me to really release my thoughts down on paper because I was worried more about the structure, organization, and proper formatting. I have accomplished a lot over this course I once believed to be unattainable. With my newfound knowledge and experiences …show more content…
Writing an essay about my experience as a writer and how I feel when I write. I thought should be a breeze until, I received my grade back. It was not a horrible grade, nor what I was expecting. When reading the teacher’s comment “While you did write your response in several paragraphs, it isn 't fully a reflective essay. To be an essay, it must include an introduction paragraph that ends with a thesis/focus sentence, supporting body paragraphs, and a conclusion paragraph.” That is when I realized that I really did not know how to write a proper essay. When I was in high school the teachers just worried more about the spelling and just if it sounded okay. Now that I am in college taking English Composition I understand that I really do not know the full basics of …show more content…
Every essay I have wrote I sent in to the writing center. They have truly helped me with breaking down my papers to make it easier for me to see what I have done wrong. For example, in my narrative essay they pointed out certain details that they felt needed to be added, like where they were staying and where was I going to go see them at. To me this was not details I thought were important, but they helped me to see that part of my story would have been confusing for my

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