Review of English Semester Essay

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English 101-60 has taught me many things and has helped me grow and develop my skills as a writer. It has taught me how to think more creatively and use clear concrete details. In the beginning of the semester, our first writing assignment was a narrative journal entry that focused on writing about an uninteresting moment from your life and making it interesting. This was a challenging assignment because it was a broad topic that allowed the writers to take it in any direction. I remember thinking I had no idea what I am going to write about. Once I was able to narrow down the ideas I started writing what a traumatic experience I had six years ago. This was when I underwent the surgical procedure, to remove my gallbladder. My main focus for this journal entry was to specifically elaborate on the waiting room process. I found myself to put a significant amount of effort into this assignment. After I wrote and edited this paper myself I seeked edifications from a friend of mine and one of my roommates.
When I had to go back and revise it for my portfolio, I made several changes that I would not have been able to think of in the beginning of the semester. I added more details to where I was lacking it in the paper. I also made sure I did not leave gaps in the narration. By writing the revision into a perceptive that the audience would be able to imagine themselves going through, I was able to allow the readers to gain a sympathetic pain towards my experience. I went back and…