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  • There Will Come Soft Rains Reflection Essay

    The first day of English 101 I was unsure what to expect. As a running start student, college was foreign and daunting. Over the quarter, this definitely changed as I became more comfortable with the college environment and assignments. My worries for this class quickly dissipated over the first week or so once I knew it wasn’t that drastic a change. After receiving the assignment calendar, I felt ready for the classwork. I was equipped with the readings and usually completed my work before the…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Journey Of Composition I

    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…

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  • My Weakness Of Writing

    annotated bibliography. I squirmed in my seat each time Professor Longoria passed back the class’ purple folders containing our graded essays. Seeing red marks on my essays could either mean that I did a flawless job or I may have been guilty of a few comma splices and contractions. Nevertheless, my strengths lie in my use of vocabulary and organization of the essays. However, I tend to be weaker in my use of grammar and topic sentences. Although these weaknesses proved a challenge to overcome…

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  • My Writing: My Experience As A Writer

    Writing novel has been my hobby since I was in ninth grade. I would spend both day and night plotting and creating stories. By seeing my enthusiasm for writing, a teacher recommended me to write for my high school magazine. This opportunity brought me to another level; I discovered myself as someone who loves to leave a short message or advice for my article readers. Moreover, I was also taught how to write different types of essays in my own language, as a Cambodian who uses English as her…

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  • The Joy Of Reading And Writing Superman And Me Essay

    Personal narrative, or memoir. What are your strengths and weaknesses as a writer? What are your goals and expectations for this course? Essay # 1: Personal Narrative (about you). Final draft due Thursday, January 24. Sherman Alexie’s “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me.” p. 27. HE: Argumentation p. 221. Ethos, Pathos, Logos, p. 226. “Writing About Literature” p. 270. Planning and drafting essays, p. 204, thesis statement, p. 206, revising, p.209, 211 Homework: Read two of the…

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  • You Are The Vanguard Class Of 2020

    Portfolio Essay “You are the Vanguard Class of 2020,” said Lieutenant Colonel Cross after a long first day at USMAPS. In July 20, 2016 this phrase did not mean much to me. I completely ignored the definition of what a vanguard is. By definition a vanguard is a group of people leading the way in new developments or ideas. After three semesters of rigorous academics and military bearing, I now understand and know what it feels like to be a part of the Vanguard Class of 2020. Throughout the…

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  • Reflective Essay On Diction

    class has taught me a lot about the strength and weakness of my writing. As a writer, I try to convey as much information as possible to the reader and make sure to clarify all of my statements. But, sometimes I jumble sentences together causing comma splices and really make it hard for the reader to essentially; read. I’m working on sentence structure to help create a flow within my writing. Along with sentence structure, organization is also something that is on my priority list. Through my…

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  • Essay On My Weakness In English

    During my time in English 1A I was able to see some of my strength and weaknesses in my writing and reading as well; I also learned how to use them to make me a stronger reader and writer. I learned new things that will help me in my English classes and also some of my other future classes. During our English 125 class we sped through the class since it was compacted into six weeks so this class went over lots of those things I was not able to understand before. With explanations, assignments,…

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  • Whirlwind Writing Style Analysis

    When things become hectic, most people’s first reaction is usually to avoid whatever is causing distress. What happens when this occurs during the writing stages? What happens when a person has so many ideas to explore, and yet has to somehow cut down? That is what many writers face when attempting to write any type of piece, and it can truly influence whether or not the piece is strong or not. As someone who has many ideas, I often get swept away by them rather than controlling them. This type…

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  • English Support Essay Examples

    Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird. I imagined English Support as a room filled with cubicles, where people sulked and every second dreading their load of paperwork. However, we listened to the formal middle aged teacher dragging on about what a comma splice was and how to avoid it. Turns out, it wasn’t like that at all. In the class, we followed along with the reading of the book. We discussed the importance of events and put into practice marking the book with thoughts, questions, reactions. By…

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