Essay on My Development as a Writer

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When writing a five paragraph essay, there are five steps one must fallow in order to attain perfection, these steps include understanding the question, brainstorming, writing a rough copy, revising, and creating a final draft. The first and most important step is understanding the topic. The topic of the essay is what the essay will be about and if this is misunderstood, the whole essay will be off course. The second step, brainstorming, will help organize thoughts and ideas so they flow amiably. There are many different ways to brainstorm, some of the most helpful are making a web of ideas, making a list of ideas, or creating a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the conviction. All these ideas will be related to the topic at hand. For …show more content…
The next step is revising and editing the rough draft. Revision helps the writer attain different opinions and assessments about how the essay sounds, and flows, getting grammar and spelling suggestions along the way. It is better to have many opinions rather than one because one person might not catch a misspelled word that another would have. The more opinions a paper gets, the better it may be. The final step when writing a five paragraph essay is creating a final draft. This is the finished product and should include every aspect that an essay needs to get a point across. Such aspects like a proper introduction, a clear thesis, three supporting paragraphs and a conclusion that restates the thesis. Over the past few months, I have written many essays which required me to research topics and build essays based on my opinions and thoughts, my favorite being “Generation Change” and worst being “children.” The essay “Generation Change” is my best work because of how I made the paper flow by using transitions and complex word choice. The topic was about what I would name my generation and why. I thought it was easier to write about this topic because I could use insight that I learned over the years to give examples such as the introduction of global warming, the advancement of technology, the first African American president and the change in culture. My worst essay in my opinion would be an essay comparing and contrasting having children. I couldn’t relate to