Take-Home Essay #3 – REFLECTIVE ESSAY
Who am I?
Before taking this class, I really consider writing useless. To me, writing seems to me a torture to me that it is a waste of time. When I knew that I needed to take the EWRT211, I was absolutely scared of the workload. However, my view totally changed after the class that I started to like writing. This is because writing provided me a way to express myself on different issues and to let others know me. Meanwhile, by doing this, I was able to find out the real thoughts from myself that required time to dig into and generate the thoughts into an understandable essay. Through repeatedly doing this in EWRT211, writing is not an unpleasant task but a challenging work instead, where I enjoy doing it. After the class, I have a better understanding in myself and able to articulate myself with a proper manner regards to the academic requirement with letting others know more about me. Through out the 3 months lecture, the most common thing that I did was to find out the thesis from an essay. This is quite difficult because it is necessary to not only read through the whole essay once but a few times in order to realize the real message delivered by the author. Afterwards, I was required to generate a thesis based on what the author was trying to do. Throughout the process of articulating my own thesis, I will need to keep asking myself with a few questions. It can be “So what?” “Who cares?” “What is the significance of that?”. These questions are useful to help me breaking through the challenges met during the process. Below is an example of putting this into actions. One essay assigned to read is Malcolm X’s work, “Learning to read.” In order to articulate my own thesis, I firstly need to get the message Malcolm X was trying to express. In that essay, I can then know that Malcolm X was trying to share his views on the Western history and also himself. Thus, after...
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