In high school I took an honors English course and the AP English and composition course, which

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In high school I took an honors English course and the AP English and composition course, which were both run by teachers who were very able to teach me, as a student, very in depth ways of critically analyzing prompts and texts in order to write about them effectively and in an academic manner. They were very hard on students and although I resented them often during my time in their classes, I came out of each class very prepared for my first year of college, and to my surprise I was significantly more prepared than a lot of my peers. As I begin this course as a second semester sophomore, I have been able to recognize in my other courses that my writing and critical analysis needs to improve in order for me to continue to be successful…show more content…
I find this approach works best in research and persuasive essays where you will often be drawing on many other ideas already published, and this allows you to include them but also gives more room in order for you to work in your own ideas which is ultimately the point of the essay. Because I have a clear flow path that has become a habit for me to use within as much of my writing as I can apply it to, this is where I feel most successful. Although I am not sure if it qualifies as being necessarily successful, I do very much enjoy writing self-analysis essays such as this one in which I am forced to think about my abilities and critique them. This kind of essay comes easy to me as I tend to be very self-analytical and unafraid to make extensive notation about myself. Tying back into my goal of learning more methods of analyzing prompts, one of my weaknesses that I need a lot of improvement on is being concise. I think that in the fight to make sure all my essays have met the length requirements, I have lost my ability to put a quality thought together in a short space, and instead I find myself separating an idea into many little part so that it takes up more space on my paper instead of simply being a really effective thought. I believe that if I am able to ask more questions and better critically

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