Reflection Essay: How I Comproving My Writing Skills

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This year in English I have exponentially improved my writing skills. Through critical self-analysis I have found my Achilles heel for writing, grammar and mechanical errors. I have become an editing heavy writer due to this very fact. This knowledge has led me to improve my skills minimizing my mistakes. Editing has allowed me to cope with my flaws. This semester in English 102 I have refined my writing by adding a step to my writing process, editing my rough drafts. My wake up call was when I received my grade for essay one I realized that I had only one chance to improve my writing and it was a now or never situation. I began by taking the feedback I got from my professor and focused on my blunders. The statement that stuck out the most was that I had way too many mechanical and grammatical errors. He also stated that I had done a good job analyzing the text, but I had missed the point of the assignment. With my new found determination to prove to myself that I could hone my skills, I went back and evaluated my writing. I quickly realized that I did in fact stray from the ideas of pathos, ethos and logos which was the purpose of writing essay one. I began to think of a way to solve this issue and came to the idea of having the rubric of the essay next to me while writing. By writing a few sentences and checking it against the rubric I…show more content…
I now have realized what a vital component editing is in my writing process, making sure to devote a lot of time into editing. English 102 has allowed me to become aware of my writing mistakes which has given me the opportunity to fix them. This semester I have become more of a conscious writer, I know my essays will never be perfect, but that doesn’t not mean I will give up the pursuit to further improve my
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