Reflective Essay: Improving My Writing Skills

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Writing has always been an issue but yet interesting subject of mine. As hard as I try and write essays, and papers I just can’t get the hang of writing. But after taking this class, I did learn different writing technique and improved my writing proficiency, material body of formatting, and how to uncovering and properly use sources. Through class exams, essays, and a research paper, I was able to learn new writing skills. Although I have learned a variety of things, my writing still needs improvement. Skills such as proper grammar and MLA format still need some adjustment. Even though I have things to improve, I was still able to improve some areas of my writing skills regardless even if it was a small improvement. In the beginning, like…show more content…
I also learned that when quoting, the author’s name must always be added in parentheses before the period. I believe my body paragraphs have gotten stronger and more influential because I have conquered these skills. Writing can be a difficult yet rewarding talent. I personally believe I have grown as a writer. Skills that were weak have become strong, and my strong skills have become even stronger. Having the opportunity to write a variety of different essay styles has challenged me to improve my writing techniques even slightly. Having good credible sources was another technique I learned and improve. For most of my work, I used to go to Google, and just type whatever it is I was looking for, and usually I do not end up with that much great information. Now I start searching for information in databases because they are credible and more reliable. Another step in writing an effective essay is the conclusion paragraph. The concluding paragraph summarizes up everything that has been discussed in recent paragraphs. Besides explaining if your argument was proven or not, it is the last piece of information the audience glances at. I have been taught how to efficiently summarize my own arguments. I have been taught to rephrase and restate my thesis statement with the concluding paragraph. Combining all of these elements will surely help end an essay the way the writer as intended it

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