A Personal Reflection On My Writing

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A lot of what I learned doing my argument project is that some areas of my writing were common, no matter what the subject, with my classmates. A comment in unison from the class is that most did not know as much about composing an argument as believed. How children learn that an argument means angry raised voices, not carefully considered fact based opinion is somewhat vague. I know I do not recall anyone defining this term for me. It is a real skill to be able to calmly review what the real subject is, investigate, consider and alter if needed before responding. Experience takes a person a long way, but wisdom allows for a learning experience. Revising is probably most easily done on paper as it takes more time and allows the thought process to catch up to the emotion. Verbal revision is not so …show more content…
He has achieved a lot in his lifetime of 88 years so far, and he is very intelligent. It makes it all that much harder to hear his disapproval of any grade lower than an A. I value his opinion and his place in my life, so I subject myself to the harshness of his comments. Since I used to work for him at one time, his demand for excellence is no surprise. No matter what the subject, I take away some new knowledge from him and put an emotional Band-Aid on the rest. Almost always, I have implemented his suggestions. Right or wrong, I am always glad I did. My final comments about revision and peer-review are that as a student I know I have a lot to learn. It is most important to get feedback from trusted sources; otherwise it is difficult to see what could be better. Being able to use available tools to moderate and correct what is imperfect really is a gift. The wisdom to comply with suggestions accordingly might not be a comfortable thing, but it can help when it matters most. Using these gifts and resources have helped make me a stronger student and I am

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