For as long as I can remember I have always dreaded writing papers. Just knowing that I had a paper due would give me anxiety. I never really understood how to format an essay or research paper. The part that scared me the most was whether I was correctively putting my sentences together along with placing punctuations in the right place. Throughout the course of taking Composition 2, I have learned a variety of techniques in writing. This course has helped me realize the many steps that are involved in the writing process. I realize that in order to create a good paper you need to organize your ideas. I understand and know what needs to be in a particular essay and what does not. The most valuable lessons I have learned about the writing process this semester is the revising and editing drafts to lead to a perfect final paper and that procrastination is not my friend. The research process of a paper was my least favorite part of writing, what I have found in this process is that research is a great tool in being the audience of other academic references and see how their papers and research was formatted. The knowledge I have gained will not only be helpful in completing college but in my everyday life as well. My perception of myself as a writer has improved and I have realized, when organized I am a very good writer. It is not so dreadful. I know that I have a long way to go and more to learn, but I have a great start.
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