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As you review the final product of my writing assignments, I hope that you will notice the growth and effort that I have committed myself to the process. After 10 weeks in the University Writing Program 001Y, which essentially is a lower division writing course, I will admit that I do regret not having taken this class earlier in my studies (I am currently a third-year student). I have gain many valuable skills such as learning the importance of mapping my thoughts, creating a structured outline, appreciating the revision techniques, and acquiring new perspectives on writing that I aim to utilize in both academic and creative writings in the future. Prior to the course, I simply define “good writing” as one that has a distinct objective. …show more content…
I was able to grasp various strategies that I find to be highly beneficial when beginning any types of paper such as listing, mapping, free-writing, and looping. As I learn about the various brainstorming methods, I quickly utilize the techniques starting with the first writing assignment: Literacy Narrative. In this paper, I found the free-writing method to be most useful in creating my draft as I was able to freely jot down my ideas for the paper without any constraint. This allows me to collect information that I may eventually use in the paper. Then, I organized the essay in time sequence, and connecting narrative to the purpose.
For the outline of assignment #4, I structured my rhetorical analysis paper as other argumentative papers I have written: Introduction, position, topic sentences with evidence for each idea, and conclusion. With this organization outline, I was able to clearly visualize how I would like my final work to be like as well as allowing my readers to read a systematize paper with a thought out structure. By familiarizing myself with the outlining strategies, it has guided me to a consistent drafting
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The assignment allows me examine various writings and demonstrate my rhetorical analysis skills of distinctive literatures. Through the process, I learned to better analyze data and interpret these findings through my writing. I have a greater understanding of context, rhetorical techniques, and the importance of audience that an author must keep in mind when composing. By being aware of another writer’s motivation and purpose, it guides me to become a better writer as well as I must keep in mind of these crucial aspects of writing. The contrasting style of the Literacy Narrative and Rhetorical Analysis also demonstrates my flexibility as a writer,

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