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    writer is grammar. I tend to misuse commas a lot, which on my essays were labeled “comma splices.” In the first few essays that I wrote, I had a few of these comma splices. For example in my summary essay I wrote, “Julie spent two years in Indonesia studying and performing, she had become one of the family in the village where she stayed.” That comma should not have been put there. I had the same comma splice problem in my critique essay. I wrote, “She partook in an experimental problem that only made

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    Multicultural Anthology,” by Suzanne Kelly, has many impactful essays, poems, and stories. The essay which I found to be the signal most impactful essay is entitled “ Fence Sitters, Switch Hitters, and Bi-Bi Girls: An Exploration of Hapa and Bisexual Identities,” by Beverly Yuen Thompson. Thompson, a biracial woman of Asian and Anglo heritage wrote this essay in 2000. In the essay Thompson addresses several aspects of her identity but the part of the essay that affected me the most was her explanation of what

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    jobs they would have no income and could be living on the streets. Overall the two essays “No Sweat” and “Low Wage Strong Backs” discusses low wage workers and they talk about working conditions, one focus on both positive and negative effects of low wage work while the other focuses only on the negative effects. The two essays No Sweat and Low Wage Strong Backs talks about workers who get low wages. In the essay No Sweat, “In Uzbekistan, thousands of children must pick 10 to 40 kg of cotton per

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    from my own memories that the essays reminded me of. My writing skills at the beginning of the semester was, at an elementary level, but now that I’ve had practice. I’m beginning to flourish with talents that come alive at the tap of key. As I looked over the essays I wrote, I am able to see the clumsy mistakes I made along the way. Now, in the future I can avoid being picked out of the crowd as the amateur writer. The following papers in this portfolio is of the essays I did in Comp I class. The papers

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    There are different types of essay writing including descriptive, illustrative, compare and contrast, persuasive and cause an effect. The main idea of the essay, or the thesis, is presented in the first paragraph. The thesis of this essay is how to use the writing process to effectively apply composition techniques including wriing the thesis statement, using topic sentences, transitiions, details, and proper conventions to elaborate your ideas using voice, word choice, sentence fluency and organization

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    This compare and contrast essay is over two versions of “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”. The two versions of the story that will be compared in this essay are the teleplay and the short story. The essay will include similarities and differences regarding the plot, how the teleplay construction differs from the short story, the differences between the two genres and how they affect the reader, and my opinion of which genre I prefered and why. First off, we have some similarities of the two

  • Reflective Essay

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    Reflective Essay My portfolio absolutely reflects my understanding of persuasive writing. Persuasive writing is the ability to use certain word choices in order to convince an audience to agree, or a least grasp, the topic that is being written about. My portfolio represents the goals and objectives of persuasive writing. The essays I have written for this course demonstrate that I have certainly developed my critical thinking skills, and also developed, or better yet, mastered my communication

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    Although I am not the best writer, I have come a long way and improved immensely from my first essay “Where is the Line Drawn?” at the beginning of the semester to my last essay “Differences” towards the end of the semester. If it was possible I would have loved to compare my very first essay from semester 1 to my last essay in semester 2 to show the extraordinary change and my writing journey. Throughout the entire 2nd semester I have acquired some new writing, reading and analytical skills. Some

  • Comparative Essays

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    Academic writing consists of many types of writing such as proposals, formal essays, informal essays, lab reports, comparative essays, and etc. With so many types of academic writing out there, some may question whether it is truly necessary to have so many optional types to choose from when writing. Although there are so many types of writing each one functions to convey what the writer is trying to explain or convey different. A lab report conveys the hard data and facts from experiments that a

  • Writing an Essay

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    and tactics to writing an effective analytical essay or evaluative article. Even if you already know how to write a well-structured essay, you may wish to refresh your knowledge and reaffirm what you already know. There are three key parts to an essay: the introduction, body and conclusion. The Introduction Deal with the introduction first of all. The introduction has to have these elements: the question, the answer, the preview of the essay and some scope or parameters. What is the question

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    check did not catch it. The same can be said of other grammar and punctuation issues. One essay that really helped me improve my writing was the personal essay, where we interviewed someone in the profession we wanted to go into. I chose a teacher from high school that had encouraged me to teach. For this essay, we had to interview the teacher and then write about it. I was nervous about writing this essay, because I had never done anything like this before. I was not sure what questions to ask or

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    within each of the essays I have written, but additionally have become more engaged in critical thinking and collaborative work. Within the syllabus, we were given concepts that we ,as students, needed to meet by the end of the course. I have met the student learning outcomes throughout this course as shown through all three essays. The first student outcome stated that “Students will be able to use rhetorical terminology to describe writing.” For example, for our first essay we were assigned, we

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    the writing tampers the room for debate and learning is lessened. As a writer, I pride myself on the ability to pay close attention to detail; however, it was not easy for me to become a more confident writer. Although I praise the work of my first essay, Common Readings, because it

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    Language and Composition after each assignment I learned new things about me as a writer. I learned the effort it takes to make a really good essay. Prior to this class i would just whip up an essay and not really edit and revise it- it was basically one draft with small edits and turned in. Whereas with this class i learned to make a worthwhile reading of an essay by taking time on each paper and getting other people 's perspectives to see what is good and what is lacking. Throughout AP lang to make

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    My RIP companion essay was a complete mess with no structure in the first draft. I believe it was because I had procrastinated to complete both the first drafts for the RIP project and essay. I finished my RIP project then moved on to my companion essay, and the transition was vastly different because in the RIP project I was writing for a different audience than in the companion essay, which was an academic audience. In addition, I forgot that we had been given a prompt with specific instructions

  • Writing an Essay

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    How to Write an Excellent Essay Excellent essays get results. A well-written essay can earn you a scholarship or entrance into your favorite college. Many essays win contests and prizes and encourage others to live better lives. Well written essays turn the hearts of the people. Early America was motivated to fight for freedom from England because of the writings of Thomas Paine, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson. Your well-written essays might be printed in newspapers and make a positive

  • Persuasive Essay

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    Persuasive Essay Writing. Main mistakes to avoid. What is persuasive essay? What is the purpose of persuasive essay writing? Persuasive essay writing can also be referred to as an argumentative essay. This is because it uses argument and cognition to drive a point home that one idea is more valid than another idea. It also tries to convince a reader to embrace a certain idea. Therefore in persuasive essay, what are persuasive are the arguments one tries to put across in order for his or her point

  • Reflective Essay

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    Reflective Essay Up until this year, before taking the class intermediate composition, I thought I was a terrible writer. I was right. Writing isn’t something that I enjoy doing, nor am I good at. Writing is difficult for me because I’m not very good at explaining things in a professional manner, that can be easily well written. While writing you are expected to make little to no mistakes, which is not something I’m great at. I am so much better at explaining things with verbal words rather

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    comfort zone and attempted to try new tactics in my writings. Additionally, I studied and brushed I have improved my usage of rhetorical strategies in order to attain my goal, as previously stated. I pushed myself as a writer in my Dear Photograph essay, and tested out some new rhetorical strategies. The ones I sampled were parallelism, enumeratio, asyndeton, telegraphic syntax, and hyperbole. Enumeratio was the most unfamiliar to me, and I attempted to choose at least one rhetorical term that would

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    demonstrating and i am grateful that i decided to take my own route in my education instead of their syllabus. I entered the semester with anxiety that i would perform as i did before but i clearly outdid my own expectations by receiving top grades on my essays. The classes first major writing assignment was simple for the most part in which we were given a clear cut path on what to do. The objective was to analyze an article from a book and explain to the audience of what it was about. I chose the article