CC112 Semester Self Reflection

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Kanishah St.Louis
CC112 Controversial Issues
Prof. Scaletta
April 30, 2014

Semester Self-Reflection

This semester’s CC112 course was quite interesting for me. I thought I wouldn’t do well because of the topic, controversial issues, but it actually tuned out I was wrong. I enjoyed learning and writing about the never ending controversial issues around the world. I’ve witnessed a great amount of improvement in my work since coming into this course. Taking CC112 has helped me better my organization and writing skills by practicing the writing process with each essay, being able to incorporate outside sources into my work using MLA standards of quotation and reference, and being able to write a correct works cited page according to MLA standards. Based on the comments I received from my professor at the beginning of the semester, I needed to work on these very things. When writing an essay there are steps you should take to build towards that essay. First you brainstorm to get yourself going and get an idea of what you’d like to write. Then, you create an outline that breaks down your essay (choosing angle, intro, thesis, body paragraphs, and conclusion). Using that outline you make longer sentences and create your first draft. After receiving a grade for that first draft, using the comments the professor wrote about your essay, you should revise or rewrite that essay to create your second draft. You then repeat that process and do some minor editing and that would be your final draft. I never used to brainstorm or write an outline, then write my first draft. I would write whatever possibly came to mind and hand it in as my “first” or “rough” draft. I realized, with the help of my professor, that it was in my best interest to use this writing process to organize any information that I’d be using to write my essay. All claims made in an essay should be supported by an outside source of information.
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