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The Importance Of Learning Writing

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Why do we learn writing? Writing is a very crucial part of the learning process, because when we write we consolidate our understanding by going deep into a particular subject area. This process stimulates our thoughts to express our views clearly and logically. Many students at Montgomery College are eager to pass the writing classes to take their major courses. Writing can be a challenge to foreign students, but taking the writing courses and understanding the writing process are very important and stepping stone for further education. During my EN 101A semester, I had worked particularly on the use of the writing process particularly on writing a vibrant thesis statement which offers a concise solution to the issue being addressed. I had struggled to improve my expository writing through working at the writing center. In addition, I had also worked on improving my critical thinking which helped me to develop analytical skills in an effort to add my own thoughts, contemplate a particular topic and analyze important issues.
My weakest area in essay development during the semester was identifying a clear thesis statement which was crucial part of the writing process. I could not tell a road map for my paper; in other words, my thesis statement could not tell the reader what to expect from the rest of the paper. When I reviewed my first draft, I understood that my thesis statement was too vague and was not specific enough to answer the question. For example, in my first narrative essay, I had unclear thesis statement which tells the situation of events rather than making a point. My introduction was not clear and could not set the tone for the remainder of the essay. I remember my professor said that, “Do not leave the reader gue...

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...e clean pages, I realize that I did not actively read the book. In EN 101 class, I have learned to read with a highlighter which has drastically taken my writing to a new level because I am able to connect back my initial insights marked on the page.
I acquired many skills over the EN 101 semester. My major weaknesses in essay writing which were writing a sound thesis statement, expository writing and critical thinking now became my strengths in every essay I write. I feel that I am much better now, in persuading someone through my writings. I am now organized when I write essay, and each new experience I involve myself in has made me to learn something new. I am looking forward to become bes t writer after my EN 102 class next semester. I will keep working in the writing center, and continue reading books to take my writing to the next level as a foreigner student.