Why write? Why do such a thing? Why do anything? The answer is to grow-both as a person and

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Why write? Why do such a thing? Why do anything? The answer is to grow-both as a person and academically. When I look back to the beginning, I realize how much my writing and reading skills have developed seeing how I have mastered the art of each course goal. Each objective has developed itself in its own little unique way. Why would anyone write an essay on how to do something? He or she would write such a paper to influence people and to show them how to do something. Writing an essay on taking off an airplane, I was looking to influence my audience and direct them step-by-step on taking off an airplane. My essay, How to Takeoff an Airplane, clearly demonstrates the first course outcome (Crawford 66-68). In my first draft of that…show more content…
The next step of my strategy was to go through my papers with a fine tooth comb searching for all possible grammatical errors to remove and correct them. Succeeding the previous step would be a sweep over the content looking for different choices of words and rearranging things to make everything flow. The last step would consist of an ultimate polish of both content and grammar together. This method for my writing worked quite well and was not limited to just essays as well. Occasionally, on some discussions, I would treat them similar to an essay; for example, for my first ever discussion in this class, I wrote a draft and revised it using that strategy. My first version had no commas in it whatsoever leading to many grammar errors such as run-ons; however, my final revised version had fixed all errors. (Crawford 1-2). Another instance, in my first draft of my second compare and contrast essay about Britt and Barry, I felt that my thesis just did not sound right, so from the draft to the final version, I changed “Although each are about different topics, sound differently and written differently, the essays, beneath the surface, actually resemble one another” to “Although each sound differently, are about different topics, and are written differently, the essays, beneath the surface, essentially resemble one another” (Crawford 44-45;47-48). That content editing was done in my final step and in the end made it sound and feel

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