English Composition Course Essays

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In the beginning of the English Composition 1 course, I felt as if I was not a very good writer. A lot of what I learned in high school was completely different than that of my college English course. Over the course of this semester our class worked on several different types of essays which include scholarly discourse, discourse community analysis, a persuasive paper, and finally a critical reflective essay. After almost completing the course, I feel like I have grown to become a more prepared writer because of all of the useful information that I have learned. Campus resources such as the Writing Center have also contributed tremendously to my success in my English course. I am convinced that everything that I have learned this current …show more content…
After finally figuring out what to write, I started researching and finding quotes to use in my paper so that I could begin making an outline. After that I began the final draft process which became a lot easier thanks to my detailed outline structure. Upon completion of the paper and turning it in my instructor gave me feedback about how the gist of my essay was not thoroughly explained in my thesis statement. Also neither my peer reviewer nor I caught the few typos and format errors in my first draft, which ended up being turned in. On the bright side we were given the opportunity to redo one paper this semester that received a grade of a C or lower. I chose to redo the scholarly discourse paper because it had been one of my worst. It was one of the first college papers that I had written also so I was not really sure what to expect. I did not know how my instructor graded or what her expectations for the paper were going to be. After going to the Writing Center several times and revising and changing almost everything in the paper, I ended up getting a B minus on it the second time around. Which still was not a good enough grade for me but it was much better than a C minus. The Writing Center was a very helpful resource in writing this paper because the writing consultants helped me with revision. They had also helped me to break down the feedback that my

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