July 24, 2012
What I learned In Six Weeks
All good writers continue to grow throughout time and have to adapt to different writing styles. I have found that I have continued to grow as a writer through the English 908 class through challenging myself to write different types of essays apply different techniques and develop my tone more. Through this class I have been able to grow as a writer, learn what my strengths are and what I can still work on as well as being able to change my writing style to fit that of a blog atmosphere. I would consider myself a decent writer, with strengths and areas to work on. My strengths include being able to stick to a given assignment and write it well through conventions, diction, and general mechanics. However, I feel that I can work on several aspects of my writing still. While I am improving, I feel that my thesis statements can be better. I need to work on developing my thesis through many stages, and not just sticking with the first thesis that happens to pop into my mind. I believe that further developing my thesis will aid in my overall assignment’s quality as I will be able to be even more focused on my topic. I originally wrote my descriptive essay on the beach. I look back and I can tell that there is work that could have been done to improve this essay. I think it was a very important part of our assignment to relate the description into something scientific. This creates a challenge. I was challenged with making the paper descriptive and including something so fact based. I think in my revisions of my essay, that my message of coming from an environmentalist point of view became clearer. I also became more aware of my comma usage. There is a definite need for commas after independent clauses. Also, making sure to carry across what I meant in each sentence was important. There was a sentence in which I described the main campus walkway as the...