Visual analysis was the initial essay I was to write about this semester. This essay required me to select a photograph and begin to explore and analyze. My photograph of choice was black and white photo related to segregation in America that I would pose a question or issue surrounding the image. After completing my essays I received some mixed reviews on how well I presented my analysis. The issues brought up by my peers were the number of pages, analysis of the photograph, and not including enough about the photograph in my essay and history of the photo in my paper. These were all extremely helpful tips...
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... Being able to critical think is one aspect of my writing that I have always struggled with. Having taken this course, I have learned how to improve my critical thinking skills and get past the typical four to five paragraph essays.
Overall, I was a little reluctant on how much I would learn from this course. Now that we are at semester end I am able to look back at what I have achieved so far. I have learned how to peer review essays and take feedback on my own writing. I have also learned how to write reflective commentary on my thoughts for my unit essays. Final I have moved beyond my normal four to five paragraph essay due learning how to critical write. As I mention before, writing is an imperative part of my job. I will be able to take the lessons I have learned this semester and directly translate to my job as a law enforcement officer and as a student
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