Growth And Improvement Of Myself

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Growth and Improvement of Myself
Writing is a way for people to communicate their feelings, thoughts, ideas, opinions, and stories and is an important component to everyday life. However, in high school, when given a writing assignment I was motivated to complete the assignment rather than learn and grow from the assignment. Freshman Composition I has indirectly taught me to think critically, become more responsible, and more skilled in communicating my ideas. Reflecting over the course I am proud to see my strength in the writing process, using transitions, and providing insightful comments, yet I still need improvement on writing thesis statements.
The most valuable information I will take away from this course is the importance of the recursive writing process. Each step is vital towards creating a well-written essay and an essay that has not been fully developed is easy to spot. For example, in my essay Defining Happiness I explain that, “One may think that in order to define happiness one would need to be happy, and that may be true, but John Stuart Mill asserts that searching for happiness ultimately brings unhappiness” (). Clearly, the sentence needed revising as it was lengthy and poorly conveyed my idea. Fortunately, I was able to revise the sentence, “Of course, it would seem imperative to be happy in order to define happiness, but John Stuart Mill asserts that searching for happiness ultimately brings unhappiness” (). In the revised sentence, I added a transition

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