Personal Narrative: My Journey Of Composition I

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The journey of Composition 1, for myself, was a long, vigorous one, but ultimately it has become very rewarding to me as a writer. Entering Composition 1, I honestly thought my ability as a writer would carry me through the class, with little to no effort involved. Through the many assignments, the grades fluctuated from 100s to failing and every grade letter in between. My laziness began to show when my work started to receive average grades, due to simple errors. This even carried over to the latest paper, with a combined six comma splices and fused sentences (Johnson). All things considering, Composition 1 has made me a better writer by teaching me how to analyze and evaluate rhetoric, use a prompt to demonstrate structure, and speak and …show more content…
Rhetoric was completely native to me, but once I began the image analysis paper, it began to feel more and more natural. Unfortunately, I was unable to really obtain a grade I thought I would have achieved, because my carelessness to revise was shown when you noticed plagiarism in my paper. This was followed by a firm talking to where you made sure that I knew the consequences of this action, but throughout the talk I could hear the sympathy in your voice. Along with this and you still allowing me to revise my paper made my respect for you grow. Although the plagiarism was in my paper, I still received positive feedback with the comments of a solid thesis, smartly written sentences, and a well written paragraph. Knowing that if the worst part of my first paper was a few grammatical errors and paragraph depth I would be okay throughout the semester, then came the Rhetorical Analysis paper. I chose Nikki Giovanni’s “Campus Racism 101.” because of how positively renowned she was, the issues of racism were kind of personal to me, and the depth of rhetoric used in her text. It obtained an 88, which came to a bit of a surprise to me because of how slow the writing process was for me throughout the paper. It could have become a higher grade by going slightly more in depth with my first point (Johnson). Nonetheless, you said, “This is really, really good work and I am very happy with this essay… your other two points and the rest of the paper really make up for that weakness though.” This GradeMark gave me new found confidence for the rest of the papers. Ultimately, helping me master analyzing and evaluating oral and written expressions of rhetoric, CSLO2

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