The Importance Of Personal Writing Identity

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Modifying My Personal Writing Identity
Through the course of this semester I have progressed as a writer and my essay grades have improved since the beginning of Composition 1. This class has not only taught me how to write, but how to be creative, how to manage time, how to proof papers, how to argue a topic, and much more. These techniques will help me with writing as well as with life. My time in this class has not been wasted. The lessons this class has offered will help me in the future. Knowing things like how to manage time will greatly improve how I live my life. The class was also beneficial because of the number of essays we had to write. While writing these essays, I learned about specific topics and I gained a perspective
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The two most beneficial things learned from this class were information gathered from writing and discussing topics and the writing techniques taught in and out of the classroom.
The information learned from writing essays, class discussions and reader responses helped students taking Composition 1 develop a perspective on certain issues. The discussions provided the largest impact on how I viewed certain topics. The discussions gave us a safe and controlled environment where we could express our feelings on issues and listen to other’s opinions. This caused me to think more in depth and sometimes changed my opinion about certain topics. Reading essays for the discussions helped me think about and interpret what I was reading more carefully. Before I took this class, I would just read through things and not really think about the meaning of the text. Writing essays in this class and identifying improvements helped me tremendously. It helped me to develop better ideas and make my writing more interesting. In other English classes I would have to write about a specific topic, but in this class I had the freedom
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Learning how to manage my time is difficult, but this class has helped me immensely with this problem. This composition class required me to complete a rough draft a full week before the essay was actually due. This helped me to get my ideas onto paper early, then gave me time to proofread it and see what I did wrong. Sometimes my first draft was unacceptable, so I would rewrite the whole thing. Has the rough drafts not been due the week before, I would not have rewritten the essay. Now that I am used to creating a rough draft first, I will do it in my other classes, particularly on large assignment. This class has affected the process I use when writing an essay. This will help me in the near and distant future. In this class it became clear to me that managing my time better will cause me greater success in everything I do. In previous classes, I would just complete things the night before or the day it was due. By the time I was supposed to turn in projects, I was uncertain about my work product. Now that I have learned to manage my time better, I am beginning to see a difference in the quality of my work and I am becoming more confident in what I am submitting. Throughout this class my procrastination has decreased, this quality will be one of the most important things I take from this

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