Reflection Paper On Self Assessment

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This is my self-assessment paper. I am going to explain how my writing has changed since my first day of class. I am also going to explain some of my strengths and weaknesses as a writer and how I have improved my writing also about some goals that I have, to become a better writer. Before I enrolled into this English class, I knew my strengths were limited as a result of being out of school for a long time, I had forgotten most of the writing rules. Last semester I took English 101 with a lab which helped me refresh my memory on grammar, punctuation and helped me organize my thoughts. I have to admit that English class never served as my strong point and I found myself constantly frustrated and confused as to why I never received the…show more content…
This is something that this semester I have improved in, I am able to sit down and revise my thesis and my ideas with structured outlines, I always refer back to the Essay Outline Template that has been a helpful tool for me. I have learned to “compost” ideas, writing freely structured outlines to get the thought process going, something that saves me a great deal of time when I am constructing my full drafts. This semester, I have lost the fear to use my own voice to communicate my ideas. I have learned to utilize outside sources in a way where they simply keep the flow of my paper, and are not the main focus. I have also stopped “jumping around” throughout my papers. I now stick with one point and after a thorough discussion on it; I am able to move on to the next concept, without constantly bringing in old ideas and things that I stated earlier on in the paper. Throughout this semester I find myself getting better and better with each…show more content…
I have been extremely lost in the social media and doing everything on a computer that I haven’t picked up a book to read in months. Having to read this much in this class and different types of reading has woken up the urge to start reading again. I may not choose long big books of literature but something that peaks my interest, for me is a positive start to something I thought I had lost. I need to improve the quality of my introductions and conclusions. It generally takes me a very long time to get started writing a paper and often it is due to not making a good enough introduction to go with the rest of my paper. This is also the case when it comes to writing conclusions. I feel there is some magical way to wrap up what I’ve been saying, and I just fail to find it. My mayor weakness, by far is procrastination. I tend to leave my assignment for last minute, by cause of improper time management with everything I have going on in my daily life. I often find myself doing 5 page assignments under pressure to turn it in on time. I feel that I don’t accomplish my best work when I rush or try to organize my thought during the middle of the night because I’m often too tired and sleepy. I always think that I can do my work successfully and be happy with my grade and lately I realized that at the end of the semester I have to work twice as hard to pass my class with a grade that I will be happy
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