Academic Reflection

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Reflection As a student enrolled in English 5A for almost 5 months, I have steadily acquired knowledge of the basic elements of an academic paper along with the amount of depth that these elements can add to one’s paper. Practices such as, identifying the conversation, which was the basis of our first academic essay, summarizing another’s views, the topic of our second essay, and entering the conversation, which was an accumulation of all the techniques the class and I had gained and the topic of our third essay, have instilled within me the necessary knowledge to seamlessly incorporate my own views with that of others. However, the third essay in particular required another attribute that was never present in previous essays; that element was entering the conversation and offering our own take on the issue at hand. This is the reason why I have decided to include the third essay along with the second within the portfolio. Suffice it to say that these two essays display an overwhelming presence of depth, dimension, and the majority of the information that was taught in English 5A due to the fact that in both of these essays, I either identify the conversation, summarize an expert’s perspective, or enter the conversation myself in order to assemble the basic elements that should be present in all academic papers. First and foremost, although a true academic essay consists of knowledge of the conversation, an expert’s account or view of it, and our very own perspective,
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