Essay About Myself as a Writer

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I have learned a lot about myself in the last twelve weeks. I discovered so much about my writing. I learned who I really am once I came out from behind the "Official Style" that I've clung to since junior high. I have to tell you, it was very difficult for me to let go. I felt lost and uncertain. But in the process I found myself, my style, and my voice. I learned to let myself come through in my writing. I have to admit, writing became a lot more fun and interesting.

When I looked back and read my first paper for this class, I laughed. I couldn't believe how trapped in the O.S. I was. I remember thinking as I wrote it that I was getting away from theme writing, but the only reasons I thought this were because I used the first person,
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It was only at the end of this quarter that I began to feel at ease writing in these other styles. I finally felt comfortable enough to challenge what had been taught to me as "the law" of writing. I wanted to do something different, to explore other styles and voices. I wanted to show Ms. Molitor that she doesn't know everything, that I don't have to write in the Official Style to be effective. Sometimes things are better when they're written differently.

Another thing I know I did when I wrote this first paper was to write to please the teacher. I tried to sound like I really knew what I was talking about. I also made college out to be one big learning experience. Well, it is a learning experience, but not in the way I made it seem. I made it sound like every class I took taught me something new about myself. Well, that holds true if what I learned was how well I could do on a test if I didn't read the text or studied while watching Days of Our Lives (by the way, I'm really getting sick of that Lady in White, aren't you?). But I was sucking up, I know that. I wasn't going to say that some classes are a waste of time and money, and that the only reason I'm taking them is because I have to. That wouldn't have sounded very good because that's the reason I took this class. Truthfully, though, this is one class I actually got something out of (for real, I'm not sucking up here).

I'm still learning things about my writing, and I'm having a
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