via steps taught me how to think about each piece of the whole. When I first chose to write about soccer, the point of my essay was not evident in the draft stage. Through the process of completing the draft, editing and editing again, I gained perspective. The group conference exercise helped me zero in on my ideas. Listening to my classmates’ opinions of my work allowed me to gain a fresh perspective and write things I may not have thought of on my own. After some refining, it was time for peer review. As I was finishing my essay, I realized that having others review my work may have been what influenced the final product the most. The peer review provided the feedback I needed to finalize my revisions. Although the revision process took the longest amount of time, it proved to be extremely beneficial and time well spent.
Unit 2 helped me to strengthen my summary and response skills. Learning how to effectively quote and paraphrase a text is essential to the success of a research paper. This unit also guided me through creating a work cited page for the article I read and addressed in my essay. Two things this unit focused on was summarizing a text and responding to a text. In my summary, I learned to include what the text says, the purpose of the writing, and how the writer develops his ideas. Learning about the 7 response strategies allowed me to utilized two of them in my essay. Specifically, I chose to respond to the text using agree/disagree and extension. I agreed with Nathan Jurgenson’s main ideas in “The IRL Fetish” and thought he could strengthen his argument by including more examples that entice the reader.
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...my essay. During the third unit of this class, we were asked to identify an issue on campus, conduct research on the issue, and finally propose a solution to correct the issue. At first, it was difficult to get my ideas down and figure out what it was I would research. What I learned in class allowed me to first identify the issue I would research, write a rough draft, and hear what others had written before the final paper was due. This helped me to identify the main points, brainstorm and figure out what additional research I would need to find to support my argument. Being able to organize my thoughts from the beginning made writing the paper a much easier process. This course has helped me to grow as a writer and make progress towards becoming the writer I hope to be. Over the next three years, I will reflect on this experience and strive to be the best I can be.
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