Native American Reflection Essay

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Initially, when I first walked into class, I had no respect for writing papers or the class. However, as the weeks progressed and the weeks went by, I’ve slowly gained the respect that English deserves. While it is still fairly difficult for me to formulate my thoughts and turn them into cohesive, well-structured sentences and paragraphs, I now know that most of what I write now is so much better than what my writing was when we initially started. It is through practice and revision that my writing has improved. The moment we walked into class, we were faced with the first assignment, “Native Americans: Before and After.” I pondered the significance this assignment had to do with the class, as it seemed pointless at first glance. Looking at it now, however, it did a lot. The whole exercise possessed an allegorical meaning; it not only taught us about Native Americans, but it also connected us with their story. It showed us how Native Americans gained a voice and it also put us in their shoes. This connection affected our ethos with made the event much more meaningful. While…show more content…
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