Reflective Essay: My Portfolio Of My Writing

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My writing portfolio is an accurate representation of my writing ability. These pieces reflect my ability to effectively communicate my main idea, read and think critically, do research, and learn independently. I enjoyed writing the creative assignments, which also happened to be what I was best at writing. This is perfect because in the future, I plan to be an author, and am already writing my first book. Being able to write creatively directly affects my ability to write a good book without having to steal ideas from other books, movies, or television series. Although I don’t feel my writing has improved over the year, this portfolio accurately depicts my strengths and weaknesses as a writer. The pieces in my portfolio well represent…show more content…
The “Writing for an Effect” creative assignment demonstrates my ability of critical thinking, where I rank myself in between levels three and four. The critical thinking assessment is how I analyzed and applied information I was given. I wrote a short story about a group of people searching for the Holy Grail. The information I was given was not given by the same literary work that the assignment was based on, The Cask of Amontillado by Edgar Allen Poe, but rather by another book I enjoyed reading, The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Despite this, I was still able to accurately assess and apply the information I was given to create a short story based on it, the story of the Knights Templar finding the Holy Grail and demanding infinite power over the Vatican. Using information such as the fact that nobody else had ever found the artifact, I placed in the Negev Desert, which at the time was considered to be the middle of nowhere. I used knowledge about the sacred feminine to describe the Holy Grail as a casket containing Mary Magdalene,…show more content…
Although this meets the level three criteria of accurately and appropriately analyzes, I do not do as good of a job in my Personal Piece. I was unable to be discriminating and selecting in choosing topics well. I received a 92 on this assignment, which is my lowest grade in the portfolio. While grading my
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