Writing Development-Reflection Essay
It takes a lot of time and practice to improve writing skills and develop thoughts. I am currently in the period where my writing skills are developing. For me writing means practice, practice, and more practice; just how I had mentioned in my First-Week Essay. I have to take baby steps while writing because it is too hard for me to try and perfect all areas of writing at one time. At school students are not taught a whole months worth of information in a couple days because then they would be missing all the little pieces needed to complete the big puzzle. It is the same with my writing, right now I am slowly putting together the little pieces to make them bigger and complete. This essay is a reflection on my previous essays from this semester; focusing on the difficulties I face and have overcome in writing. In my First-Week Essay my writing skills were somewhat better than I had expected them to be. For the most part my writing skills were adequate; however, I did have some areas where they were very good and others where they were developing. My two main areas that needed development were punctuation and effective transitions. The problems with my punctuation were the proper use of commas and semi-colons. Some of the mistakes with commas was the absence of them. One sentence in which I omitted two commas is: “no matter how much practice I have with writing[,] I still feel like I need more[,] or I need to try different techniques.” I had looked over the need of the commas in the sentence because I had thought that the sentence was fine without the two commas. After reading back through my essay, specifically the sentence I mentioned previously, I realized that the commas were necessary in order to have an effective sentence. In my next essay I was able to fix my punctuation errors but I encountered other difficulties instead. In my Reading Response Essay, where I responded to Anne McClintock's essay, “Propaganda Techniques...
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