To be honest, my level of effort on my essays this semester so far has been not so great than what I wanted it to be, even though I truly know that the writing is a practical skill which close related with my future life. Previously, I have been trapped by fear emotion of writing and even become lazy to think about how to write a great essay. Beyond that, I have found myself need to taking more risks and challenging my prior writing style. Therefore as this semester has begun, I felt confused, frustrated and worried about not living up to my expectations, especially when I met the writing blocks. However, at the end of this course, if anything I have learned in ESL class helped me in life, I guess I would say yes. I believe it is very important for any student who wants to do the best work in the class to take a moment to evaluate their work and determine the rate whether their writing is progressing or not. More importantly, how can they continue to advance their writing? Thus, When I looked through my own work I ask myself: “what have I learned this semester? ” well, the most single important piece of knowledge I have gained in ESL class this semester was the fact that outlining before started. What stage of the writing process gives you the most difficulty? Is it drafting, revising, editing or proofreading? The answer for many of us the hardest part of all is getting started. And the most effective strategy to get started is to outline an article. Before I got in ESL408, I had been just written a lot of paragraphs and integrate them simply, therefore, my essay often have a little messy up and lack the distinct clue. And worth than that, I get so nervous when I have to write, because I do not know where to start, how to start. Thus, writing is just about the worst punishment you can give me. However, the first thing that has proven highly effective for my writing is to outline my articles before I start writing, which is a crucial tool for...
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