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Mandy Dean
Midterm Reflection Letter
Renee Gurley
English 090

My journey as a writer has not been as difficult as I thought it would. I have always had a passion for writing and telling my thoughts or stories. However, I have learned many things so far in this class.

When writing the first essay there were many steps I used. The topic of our essay was already selected, so I simply built off of the topic. I used brainstorming to select my different thoughts I wanted to share in the essay. Once I had my ideas down, I used organizing to make my paper flow better. Once I was satisfied with the essay, I then used revision for grammar and punctuation errors.

The most challenging part of the essay for me was to not stray off topic. I wanted to make sure to not under share or over share. I always want to keep writing, but as my professor has told me “less is more.” So knowing when to end my paragraph was the most difficult part.

The easiest part of writing the essay would be building off of the topic. I am fairly good at coming up with the ideas and thoughts. Expressing my ideas and the direction I wanted the essay to go was my favorite part .

When writing another essay I would take more time revising. I need to slow down and make sure my thoughts make more sense. What is written down doesn't always sound right when read back. Punctuation and grammar are a very common mistake that I made and are preventable.

Based on the knowledge I now have about essay writing, I would do more independently. While asking my professor for and opinion is fine, I would do more on my own. I would like to feel more confident in my writing skills, but that comes with time and experience.
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