Reflection: What I Learned In My Writing Course

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I am very thankful for taking this course as I feel I have vastly improved in multiple areas of my communication. I had never taken a course that involved writing a paper and then presenting a speech on it to the class. It was either one or the other, not both. That is what intrigued me to take this course before the semester started. For myself great strides were made in my ability to convince readers through the toulmin model, learned in this course. Help was received along the way through office hours and the writers workshop at the Undergraduate Library. I will be taking on new techniques of writing into next semester as I continue on with my academic career. Writing was never a strong suit of mine, but I feel as my writing is starting to become a …show more content…
The number one thing I learned from this course was, not some literary device, but a greater lesson. To keep working on your weaknesses. I feel I was able to turn a weakness of mine, writing, into an ability I can be confident in. So, the ability to keep working was the greatest thing I have learned in this course, to never give up on a weakness. Overall, my first semester at University of Illinois has taught me so many things. Learning how other people live their lives, from completely different cultures different lifestyles. University of Illinois so far has taught me again how to work hard in academics. It also taught me that sometimes even if one hundred percent effort is put in you might still get a low grade. And that is okay, as long as it does not discourage yourself, the work has to continue to be put into the subject and there will be a breakthrough. These lessons will definitely be applied to other aspects in my life, in the short term this upcoming semester as I will know what to expect more. I feel I can have a better semester in the spring semester, due to the lessons I have learned stated above. My advice to incoming students would be, to work hard and

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