Adriana Dial December 3, 2010 Dr. Susan Cannata Composition 1 Eng(1050-030)
My Writing Then and Now
As I began my college career yet again, I was so nervous of making simple mistakes because of how I had done before in the same English course. I started college right out of high school and didn’t focus like I should have. I took some time off because I thought that college wasn’t for me, so I got a pretty good paying job at a pharmacy but it didn’t take me long to realize that without an education you will never go anywhere. Coming back to college almost three years later and knowing that I had taken this course before and failed it, I knew within myself that I had to do better. When we started class and Dr. Cannata began to tell us how much we were expected to write and learn in a short time period I didn’t think I would be able to handle it along with having a newborn baby. I feel that I done a pretty good job with my time management and the essays that I wrote. I chose two totally different essays to revise for my portfolio, one on plagiarism, and the other on gender stereotypes. Writing my paper on plagiarism was very tough for me, not only was it the very first essay we done, but it was a very hard subject for me to fully elaborate on. In this essay I tried to give my viewpoint on how I felt the punishments for plagiarism were handled and the things
that should have been implemented instead. Being that this was my first essay as I stated before, I felt it was going to be the worse one of the three because of the things we learned later in the course. As we learned more in class I could clearly see the mistakes I had made within this paper. I left my introduction pretty much the same just a few changes but my main revisions were done in my body paragraphs with my supporting ideas and trying not to keep repeating my thesis. I had some punctuation and spelling errors that needed major work done because of the inexperience I had at the beginning of the...
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