Writing and Proper Supporting Points

Topics: Writing, Composition studies, Essay Pages: 2 (773 words) Published: December 5, 2013
I have always used writing as method to express myself. I wrote for self-pleasure instead of just to complete an assignment. I knew that writing and being able to express myself would help me to further my education. Before my first day of Composition one, I imagined having a lot of papers to writing in such little time. However, it turned out to be a great experience. Composition one taught me how to improve my writing, expose me to different types of essays and how to overcome difficult tasks.            Composition one allowed me to recognize the strengths and weakness in my writing skills. Three of my strongest essays assigned this semester are what you will be viewing in my portfolio. These weren’t easy, but having the proper guidance is what made the difference. The workload did get hectic at times, because I found myself trying to transition from one genre to another. For me, the idea of outlining a proper thesis really helped me to write well. I would experiment to see if the quality of my essay would be better if I just wrote about the topic. I realized that if I properly outlined my thesis, it would give me a path on which I could build my essay. I would use the number of supporting points that I had, to be the amount of paragraphs I would have. By doing this, the structure of my essay would be better. If it wasn’t for my Professor focusing on getting the thesis correct. The task of writing and essay would be an extremely difficult one. At times, I felt as if I should just write without paying attention to the thesis but just as most things, I got used to outlining it. The first essay we were assigned was a literacy narrative. This was a personal essay for me to complete. The literacy narrative allowed me to recollect situations from my past and put them on paper. I’ve always done this, but I didn’t know that things such as a thesis and proper supporting points would make for a better essay. I learned that the key to a great literacy narrative is to...
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