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Semester in English 102

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Throughout this semester we have had to write many types of essays. Although this is a college English class there is still room for improvement. I made much improvement during the semester of the class. I was able to identify my weaknesses. I learned how to make improvements to the areas I was having problems in. Although each essay we did was different I was able to begin with one essay and throughout the semester turn it into two other essays. I was able to change my style of writing to fit the type of audience I was working with. I will continue to work on my writing and keep improving it.
As we worked our way through the semester we moved from the Change Project to the Public Argument. I was able to look back at how one essay was developed into multiple essays. The type of paper I was writing determined how I was able to persuade my audience. The audience of the papers changed throughout the semester making the way I developed my paper also changed. In one essay I used the sources to persuade the readers towards agreeing with me. In the other essay I used my own words and thoughts to grab the reader’s attention and have them agree with my point of view on the issue. While one essay was a more formal audience and another was more informal the both required persuasion and attention grabbers. One audience was grasped by the use of facts while the other was grasped by talking about experiences and explaining how the topic related to the audience. While the paper was different each paper required some type of persuasion.
The process of writing papers can be very frustrating. You must first get your ideas together. Getting your ideas together can be one of the hardest parts of writing because you could possibly not know what di...

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...when just using a website. When using a website you already knew what kind of article you had before reading it. Also many of the sources on the database were quite lengthy which made it harder to get information out of it. Although finding source wasn’t like what I was use to I was able to manage finding the ones I needed to complete the papers required for the class.
This class was far more intense than what I expected but I was able to make it through the semester. I learned a lot from this class that I will carry into the future and use in other classes. All of the revision and feedback I have received during the time in the class helped me in the end. I feel like I am gradually becoming a better writer. I will take everything that I have learned in this class and use it for future reference when writing papers. I overall have enjoyed this class this semester.

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that although this is a college english class there is still room for improvement.
  • Explains how the type of paper they were writing determined how they could persuade their audience. one essay was a more formal audience and another was more informal.
  • Explains the process of writing a paper can be frustrating. getting ideas together is one of the hardest parts because you could not know what direction you want to head with the paper.
  • Explains that receiving feedback from teachers and peers was a great way of knowing what is wrong with their paper.
  • Explains that they have problems with their organization if they don't do their paper all at once. they have an issue with the placement of commas.
  • Opines that they have worked on the structure and organization of their papers and how they make them flow.
  • Explains that the process of finding research information and sources was difficult at the beginning of the semester.
  • Opines that they learned a lot from the class and will carry it into the future and use it in other classes.
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