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A Reflection On My Writing Skills In My Class

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With this fall semester coming to an end, I have been reflecting about my writing skills. Before I took this class, I used to believe that I know how to make a good paper but I was wrong. Writing is one of my weakest skills I have, but this class helped me on how to make a better and well-constructed essay. This letter will show how I have improved from the writing assignments that was assigned.

All writing assignments are challenging for me. Writing requires brainstorming time to build up your ideas for the essay. My second essay in our class is the midterm essay. The class has to write a critical analysis about one of the selected reading our class had. The first essay helps me improve on how to write the midterm essay because of the comments
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I also like the part where the tutors and professor were able to help me which made it easier for me to make a great paper. In this paper. I used symbols, which is one of the literary analysis, as the main idea in the essay. One of the techniques is to make an outline in order to organize my ideas for the essay. It has helped me make a good start and saved me time. One thing I find difficult with this essay is develop a good thesis since I kept on changing it because I kept adding more topics for my idea which means I had to revise the outline too. Although I was a bit struggling with the thesis, the in-class assignments had also helped me add some information that can be added to my main idea such as the quiz about the literary analysis in the story for “A Temporary Matter” and the group discussions about the same story. Moreover, one of my weaknesses in this piece is the sentence structure which means I need to pay attention to the language, punctuation in order to develop a strong and consistent narrative. One thing that I would like to improve on this piece is MLA citation since I tend to sometimes forget to use proper MLA in text citation. Even though I have these weaknesses, I had provided proper evidence to support my thesis. I had clearly stated the connection between the evidence and your ideas. Lastly, in this piece, I did great compared to my other assignment. My…show more content…
My favorite part of this particular piece is that I kind of relate to the topic about the struggles of the immigrants since I was an immigrant too. I know some of the real struggles of new immigrants such as having a lack of knowledge with the language and the country itself. This made it easier for me to think of some ideas to write about. The techniques that I used are also by creating outlines, listing or brainstorming in order to be easier while doing this paper, but since the in class essay only has limited time I had created it quickly. In class essay is more challenging . It is difficult since I did not have enough time to revise and edit my work. I also feel pressured because of the limited hours to do the essay because normally, it takes more time for me to do an essay. One of my weakness in this paper is the sentence structure where I need to work on and pay more attention to the language, punctuation and grammar as well. I was not able to go over with the essay so I had a lot of mistakes in sentence structure. One thing I would like to improve is that some of my sentences are too wordy including the thesis and tøpic sentence. On the other hand, I still have done a fine job on the thesis development and providing support into it. Those two have worked well since the thesis and its evidence connect to each other which made my essay a well- constructed one. Furthermore, the practice in class
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