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During the duration of my first semester at GRCC I was given the opportunity to grow as a writer in my English 101 class. This course gave me more knowledge of numerous different elements in the writing world. One example would be my use of transition words and integrating quotes. Before my papers were full of “she said” and “she would say”; which was boring and showed poor ability to lengthen my word choice. I also had a tendency to just throw quotes in and not integrate it into my writings. By the end of my English 101 class my papers began to present with words like “the author noted”, or “she stated” along with many other word choices and proper ways of using quotes. Here is an example from my final research paper:
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Dr. Carbonell had just gotten done introducing himself to the patient, who a few moments ago was quietly, and anxiously sitting in the chair. He made his grand entrance by telling the patient to call him Dave, and making a joke about how strange the weather was. His smile was one of warmth, and his eyes a deep brown that sparked with his interests in the words that everyone spoke. When it came time to start the appointment, Dave noted, “Okay, I am going to get you numb and comfortable.” Gently he grabbed the anesthetic syringe and began giving the shot. By the end he safely put the syringe away and told the patient he was going to let the numbing settle in. Shocked, the patient asserted “Wait, that was it? I didn’t feel a thing!” Dave smiled, nodded his head, and walked out of the room.” (Johnson). This intro includes an interesting hook and details about the setting, which grabs the attention of readers.
The area of which I need help in is the summary/end of my papers. Here is an example from the same paper:
“The work style of Dr.Carbonell has shown a significant impact on patients. He shows them that there is more to dentistry than toothaches and a large needle coming towards your face. Being in his presence every day and working alongside Dave has shown me how truly amazing of a man he is. To see someone who works so hard, yet is

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