Reflective Essay Reflection

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Reflective Essay
During the course first semester of freshman year in English 101, I have learned multiple foundations when it comes to writing. When I first entered college, the only knowledge when it comes to writing was the basic of gathering a bunch of information on a piece of paper. Knowing that writing wasn’t my strongest suit throughout my academic career, it was challenging for me. Going through my first college class, which was English 101, I realized that writing is more than just putting words on paper. I have learned the purpose of writing and the structure to make a solid concrete essay such as to create the thesis statement to acknowledge what the reader is going to read and a technique to help edit and limit word, together
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The brackets help concentrates the word choice that didn’t seem to work with the essay. Also, this helps with sentence structure or phrases. The writer is able to spot the redundant or irrelevant sentences to improve the writing by the reader. In my essays, I would spot many brackets surrounding words, sentences, and paragraphs. The feedback on my writing is helpful and it was able to make me see my errors in my essay improve the word choices and grammar that I have written. However, I still struggle with fixing the bracket words or sentences because of my word choice. I find that the method by Zinsser uses, benefits not only me but other writers. With this method, I will be able to give feedback and improve writing academically or otherwise.
Throughout the semester, I find myself not the best at writing. In the beginning of the semester, the first essay I wrote in college was a literacy autobiography about myself academically. I talked how I wasn’t the best at writing essays and the struggles that I encountered. Furthermore, into the semester, there was one writing project that I found that I could voice out an issue that I care about, such as discrimination against Asian Americans. As I was writing this essay, I felt a moment of pain to where I incorporate the feeling into the essay after the facts. At that moment, I felt a connection in myself to writing and the meaning behind it

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