Essay Grade Justification

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Kaylee Stutzman

English 101, section 6

Grade Justification

5/14/13

Grade Justification

In English 101, during the course of the semester, I believe that I have overall earned a B+ as a final grade. During the semester my grades have been consistently average and my essays have gotten progressively more detailed and although they haven’t been the most concise they have gotten a lot stronger and showed more promise as the semester progressed which is showing that, during the time I have been learning things in class and applying those skills towards essays, and homework. During the class period I have also participated in almost, if not all of the class discussions, while making sure I voice my opinions and thoughts. While I was making sure to voice my opinion it caused debates among other classmates, which in return caused a lot of brainstorming to go on as well. In all, I believe that my work showed the accomplishments of academic writing, how academic writing works overall, the ability to read and comprehend critical works, and the accomplishment of being able to debate important topics.

When I first entered the class, I never really have written a whole lot of papers. In my first essay I have clearly showed that I am not a strong writer, I was not aware of Subject-Verb-Object and I have clearly never learned about a clause. But as time when on I have slowly, and still am slowly but surely, learning how to use those two huge important pieces while incorporating them into my papers the correct way, all of which have been very challenging for me, but I have been trying my best to put forth throughout all my papers. While writing my papers I had effective and accurate awareness of a general audience, my tone and point of view was, to me, satisfactory. My punctuation, spelling and capitalization, had several errors, which were mostly common. There were also several inconsistent errors in the formatting of the paper as well.

Although my writing...
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