Essay on Learning Writing Techniques

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Over the past few months, I have learned several different writing techniques. While all of the different types of papers were difficult to write, I believe that my writing skills have improved. However, I did not understand all of the assignments, but I did try to do my best on all of them. I should have used more transitional words. It is true that I have not had very much writing experience and the writing process is difficult for me. Sometimes, I do admit, it takes days to complete one assignment. I also have to write an essay several times before it sounds right. I did not know where to place a comma in a sentence, and had quite a few run-on sentences. I also learned how to do effective research on a subject. Additionally, I learned…show more content…
In addition, I did not consider the amount of research that I needed to make an effective argument. In the middle of the assignment, I wanted to abandon it. I am glad that I continued writing it though. Research in the library labs was very helpful and informative. The techniques that I learned helped me find web sites that were not biased. I felt that most of the research has creditable information. Many people make web sites that are not credible and it is always good to select scholarly sources when writing research papers for school. When one researches a subject, you should always keep good records. I am a disorganized person, and very careless. Sometimes during the research process, I lose information that I researched. Although, the paper was quite confusing at times, I felt I did a good job. I am also quite surprised how well this paper turned out and believe, other people might confirm the improvement of my essays. I have completed the paper. In order to accomplish this, I used organization, better use of punctuation, and transitional words.
Furthermore, I did not understand an effective quote sandwich. The second assignment was difficult for me. For example, when quoting someone, one should write something such as: Balko points out that, he is upset with insurance companies (Balko 158 ). This effectively introduces who is saying what. In addition, it is an example of a paraphrase, because I am using my own words. However, Mr. Balko, failed to do this in his
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