What I Learned From My College Writing Essay

727 Words Dec 7th, 2015 3 Pages
At the beginning of freshman year one of my first assignments at college level was to write a literary analysis. The paper is saved on my computer so I read it before I started writing my final English 110 essay. It was a good reflection not only reading about my strengths and weaknesses at the time but also being able to recognize my own errors and realize how bad my writing was. Reflecting on my early college writing to my current writings shows how much progress I have made and how much I have learned from English 110. Even though I have come a long way I still need to focus on the papers point of view, staying on topic, and grammar. One aspect I appreciated most about the course with Professor Foster is being able to write in first person. Being able to express personal opinions and experiences not only makes it easier to write, but it is coming from memories or thoughts that can be expressed with great detail by the writer. I find when writing in first person I can write more, faster, and elaborate more on topics that I may have a connection with. Writing in first person comes naturally but when trying to write in third person it gets very difficult. I am always tempted to use “you” as if I were speaking directly to the reader. This was a big problem for me because it was very hard to find words as replacements and make the sentences comprehensible. Writing in first person will always be my forte but I have come a long way and now I can easily recognize when I use the…

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