Reflection Essay

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As a freshmen at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI, I took the writing class WTNG 102 Section 31, taught by Professor Ramey. All undergraduate students must receive at least a 70 as a final grade in the class prior to being enrolled in Critical Writing, WTNG 200 or 220. Entering college, I was most worried about taking Expository Writing because writing has never been one of my strengths. I have always struggled with writing transitions, and have made endless grammatical mistakes, including comma splices and tense changes. There were many things that I hoped to accomplish in Expository Writing, I hoped that Expository Writing would help me with these writing mistakes. Another thing that I hoped WTNG 102 would do for my writing is that it would teach me how to properly write many different types of works. Over the semester, I wrote a total of four papers with three different learning objectives and specific understandings. The first paper, “The Real Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” shows my…show more content…
The second paper, “What is a Discourse Community?” shows my understanding of discourse community knowledge. The third paper, “Genre Analysis” shows my understanding of genre knowledge. Through these three papers, I have achieved the learning outcomes in rhetorical knowledge, discourse community knowledge, and genre knowledge. The first writing assignment that was assigned at the beginning of the semester related to rhetorical knowledge. By the end of the assignment, students are supposed to be proficient in applying rhetorical concepts, such as the importance of an audience, the purpose, stance, ethos, logos, pathos. The following excerpts from “The Real Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet” show that I have mastered rhetorical knowledge. I directly

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