Reflective Essay

914 WordsJul 21, 20084 Pages
It is astonishing that my journey through English class has come to a close. My path has been a smooth and enjoyable one, and it is with great sadness that I begin to gather up the ends of my literary education. I know that I will continue to grow and develop as a critical reader/thinker throughout my life, but I will miss the educational structure that has shaped my literary understanding for the last year. I consider my greatest strengths as a writer to be my insightfulness and creative slant with which I approach my work. I understand most styles of writing and I enthusiastically grasp the text with an eagerness to understand and relate to it. I enjoyed gathering research for essays and try to explain them to my audience.…show more content…
I have also gone from being content with reading a piece once or twice to not being satisfied until I have read the piece multiple times in fear that I may have missed some crucial element. Looking for fundamentals other than just theme, development of characters, etc. shows how much I have matured. I have learned so much throughout this process of writing and revising these essays. It has become very clear to me that a piece of writing is never perfect; something can always be reworded or reorganized to make for a more clear presentation. I have also learned how biased a writer has become. After working with these pieces for so long, I have seen how a writer can become “blind” to sections in his/her work. The most important thing that I have realized is discovering just how much I enjoyed English and how I really would like to further my education. My athletics essay is the one of which I am most proud. I took such an interest in my athletics paper; I was able to get a autographed picture of Lute Olsen, when talking with the athletic director. I feel especially connected to that story because that I associated myself with the controversy of student athletes. I also think that the essay is quite sophisticated and takes a mature view of school affairs. The essay accomplishes a lot and shows my development as a “principled thinker.” I am very proud of
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