Strengths and Weaknesses

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                I have heard from a professor that writing is not an easy thing to do. Many people fail to get their point across the first time when writing. I would agree with what the professor said. Many essays I have written are not perfect. I have made many mistakes when writing essays. I not only dislike writing, I get tired of writing when I have to write a lot. So my mind wanders off, and my body sits in class. Maybe I do not like to write because I am not good at it. Maybe I just need to practice more on my writing skills, and  that way I can feel confident about myself. After all, I have never seen someone give up on something they are good at. Despite all these excuses as to why I am not a good writer, I still try and do my best when I am writing an essay. My English 49 portfolio includes essays which show my weaknesses, strengths, and areas of improvement.                  First of all, My English 49 portfolio includes essays which show my weaknesses. My essays lacked focus, and did not have enough details in the body paragraphs. Two of these weaknesses were that I did not have enough details in my body paragraphs and they sometimes lacked focus. For example, in my argumentative essay about who is to blame for the students success in college. I wrote, “I remember when I had to pass my math class but I ended up failing the class”. This sentence that I wrote did not have enough detail and did not focus on the topic that nobody is supposed to help you succeed but yourself. I needed to put specific reasons that caused me to fail. But later on I fixed my mistakes and added the specific reasons that led to me failing my math class. Another problem I had with my argumentative essay was that I had run-on sentences. For example I wrote “I did not blame the teachers I blamed myself because I did not study or review notes, so I ended up failing the Math class”. I make these types of mistakes a lot of the time. I would say that run-on sentences are frequent...
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