Strengths And Weaknesses In Writing

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In the college course, WRC 1013, I have faced many challenges doing writing assignments and essays. On the other hand, my writing skills have improved during the time in the class. What I have found in various assignments and essays in the class is that I have a main weakness and strength. My main strength in writing is that I present active voice throughout my essays and assignments; my main weakness in writing is that I repetitively state the same words throughout my essays and assignments. The skills I learned in WRC 1013 improved my weakness and will prepare me in doing research papers in natural science. One of my main strengths in writing is the presentation of active voice throughout all of my assignments and formal essays. Active voice …show more content…
For example, I stated in the in my essay “Original Essay: What Are the Facts and Lies About Present Day Texas,” the author’s name twice in two sentences: “Molly Ivins’s essay, “Is Texas America?” states various points in her essay about Texas politics, demographics, geography, and education. The “Is Texas America?” essay is according to Molly Ivins’s perspective about Texas” (1). The quote shows I am repeating words such as the title of the essay, “Is Texas America?”, and the author, Molly Ivins. The way I can improve in this quote from my essay is to say the last name of the author and get rid of the title of the essay. Another example of repeating words is when I state in my formal essay “The Creative Advertisement Appeals of the “Share a Coke” Coca-Cola Commercial” a specific word in two sentences: “Advertisements have been the driving force for companies to get people to buy the product that the company is selling. For example, the ‘Share a Coke’ Coca-Cola commercial has been one of the most successful commercials that the Coca-Cola company has made” (1). The quote shows I repeat the word “that” twice in my formal essay. The reason why I repeat words in essays is to raise word count to the minimum requirement for both my assignments and formal essays. But as I am finishing up the WRC 1013 course, I feel repeating words tends to be unnecessary and can be …show more content…
For example, I stated an idea regarding the author’s perspective about Texas in the essay, “Revised Essay: What Are the Facts and Lies About Present Day Texas?”: “The third major idea Ivins states regarding Texas is the economic diversity within the state of Texas” (2). This quote shows an improvement within my writing because I usually stated the full name of the author rather than only the last name. For instance, I stated the same statement from the original essay of “What Are The Facts and Lies About Present Day Texas?”, but with different words: “The third major idea Molly Ivins presents in her essay is the economic diversity within the state of Texas” (3). The quote shows my writing previously used the full name of the author which could be annoying to the audience if repeated more than once. From the original essay and the revised essay of “What Are The Facts and Lies About Present Day Texas?” indicates an substantial rate of improvement in getting rid of excessive use of repeating words in assignments and formal

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