Reflective Essay On My Writing Skills

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Throughout the entire semester, I have written essays that have been edited many times and reviewed by my instructor. My writing has grown stronger through each paper because I have been able to expand my knowledge of writing and the skills that I have to use. The portfolio that I am putting together should be a clearly passing portfolio. My writing skills have developed to make me the strong writer that I am today and to prepare me for my writing in the future. In many of my papers I used great research techniques like, BGSU Summon and Google Scholar to find my sources and the information that I was going to use in my papers. First, using BGSU Summon really helped me find the information that I needed in my papers and it was an easy tool to use. I also used many different news articles in my papers so that I had many different viewpoints in my papers to have a strong argument for what I thought the information was about. I grew in my knowledge on how to pick sources that were credible and would be easy to cite and how to cite them correctly so that I became a better researcher for finding information for my papers now and the ones that I write in the future. I was able…show more content…
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