I have learned a lot about different rhetorical situations and have experimented with a number of different styles in all of my writing this semester. With the essay prompts that were given to me in this course, I was able to write in various styles. In our informal essay, I was able to write about a personal experience and in my own voice. This gave it a different rhetorical style compared to my argument summary or position papers, for which I used a more formal, rhetorical style. Through this process, I found this writing style to be particularly onerous, but none-the-less, there is value in its instructiveness. The concept of avoiding plagiarism, selecting relevant sources to use for your essay, and the use of electronic databases all...
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...he flow of my thoughts and rhetorical arguments. I have also learned the value of carefully proofreading my papers before turning them in. This semester I have learned a great deal about documentation through the process of writing my research paper. Overall my practice with writing conventions has not only enabled me to salvage my English 102 grade, but raise my grades and success in my other courses this semester as well. Throughout this semester I have learned who I am as a college level reader, writer, and thinker. Although there is always room for improvement, I have come a long way. Next semester and in the years to come, I will use what I have learned to ensure my continued success. As a personal goal, I plan to investigate more tools and strategies to help me read and write effectively, so issues with processing and written expression do not slow my thinking.
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