Reflective Essay On Self-Confidence In Writing

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Having self- confidence in writing is essential and it never crossed my mind that I would found myself struggling with writing throughout the semester. While I started the class feeling confident, but was quickly humbled to the point I lost a bit of my confidence along the way. I like the peer reviews as it provided a chance to look at other students work and gain encouragement or provide insight on what was required. I think the way the class is structured is just right and the essays used for each assignment were on point and justified the notion that, not everyone will enjoy, or be touched by an essay, nor does it have to capture every audience. Just because my work does not intrigue every reader that should not discourage my writing ability to capturing events on paper exposing the different shades of emotions that happen naturally in life. My portfolio glides the reader through a series of emotions that every human faces at some point in their lives, starting with fear through the survival essay, then the lack of appreciation from a job that consumes the better part of the day, to the gruesome glimpse of sadness with the lyrical essay peering death in …show more content…
I personally thought it took away from the overall moments that went from bliss to an over whelming fear for our lives. The essays of choice that served as a bases for forming a universal theme were, "The Clan of One-Breasted Women." Refuge: An Unnatural History of Family and Place by Terry Tempest Williams, offering a look in to cancer as it is now an epidemic. The second essay was a little dry despite the title "Holy Water," by Joan Didion, I felt while it was universal it did not capture my interest enough to feel the passion spilled on to paper and was a bit confusing to

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