Summary Of ' The Night It Was Due ' Essay

1013 Words May 11th, 2015 5 Pages
Amazing! I can not recall the last time I wrote an essay the night it was due. When I first walked into the basic writing class, there was absolutely nothing about writing that excited me. However, the writing class has helped me develop an interest in writing. The professor provided step-by-step guided revisions. Even though the revisions can only be used if a rough draft is written, they remain simple and effective. I have become a better writer because I now recognize the importance of a shitty draft. In addition, I have found a solution for my weakness as a procrastinator and I have learned to maintain the reader’s interest throughout my written work. When I started this writing class, I was not fond of writing rough drafts. To me, the shitty draft was the final draft and I never noticed that my essays always needed multiple revisions to make them better. The very first assignment that the professor assigned was to write an essay about a quote by Hemingway. An adage I agreed with and an adage that changed my perspective. As Ernest Hemingway once said, “The first draft of anything is shit.” For the first time, I became aware of my writing weakness. I realized that in writing, there is always room for improvement, an error to be fixed or something to be changed. All that is accomplished by putting in the effort, so that the first draft can be taken to the next level. I also became fully aware that a rough draft is an entrance towards developing better and more…

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