Descriptive Essay - Original Writing

795 Words Jul 28th, 2015 4 Pages
I came into this class kind of dreading to take it, for I’m not a fan of writing essays. I’m glad I took this class, though, for a couple of reasons: one it was online, it was in the middle of the summer, and then the course was stretched over an 8-week course. I came in here just trying to get my credit for my major, but I’ve taken into liking of some of the authors we’ve covered and check out some of their works after this course. I would say or like to think, that I’ve become better and writing my essay, also become easier to write. I used to think that a 500-word essay was a challenge, but now I can knock those out in an hour. Furthermore, I can say that I’ve learned how to properly use MLA format, in essays and PowerPoints.

The things that I’ve learned for this course also extend to being able to point out things in the material that we’ve covered. In the begging of the course, I would just read the material and only give it half thought on what truly what the author is trying to say. After a couple of discussion with the class I soon realized where I was below par, I began to reread parts of the stories and poems to try and make sure I didn’t miss anything. This improved my discussion posts with the class a bit more, but still I felt I was below par with the class. I then decided to read the material and sit there thinking what was the underlying message was. In the second half of the course, I started to get used to reading then analyze the material, where it became…

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