Writing Reflection Essay

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Writing is an activity which allows me to express thoughts I can not always verbalize. I enjoy writing, but typically need time to get my thoughts in order. The benefit to writing down my thoughts, as opposed to speaking them, is that I can edit and decide if my written words match my thoughts. In the following paragraphs, I will look at the class assignments and appraise them to determine what I have learned this semester. The first three topics we were assigned to write about were personal narrative, evaluation and argument. Our first assignment was to write a personal narrative, and I chose to write about what I have learned from my family. This was a fun paper to write, and I later shared it with my family. I enjoyed letting them know …show more content…
This was more challenging than I thought it would be because initially, I wrote more of a justification than an evaluation. I could have chosen to rewrite this paper using an easier topic to evaluate, such as which airline is better or what is the best sport. However, I wanted to continue to evaluate my feelings about working in an animal shelter. Figuring out how to make this topic work as an evaluation would be a weakness, but I believe I turned it in to a strength by clarifying my thoughts and feelings about this job option. I’m still not sure if I completed the assignment as it was intended. Nevertheless, I’m pleased with the results, and I intend to use this paper as part of my cover letter when I apply for a job. The third assignment was an argument, and I enjoyed this topic the most. I chose to write about why I believe same-sex marriage should be legal. I adamantly believe in the right and equality of marriage for every human, and it is obviously a contentious current event. I believe my strength in this assignment is my ability to state my beliefs in a rational and relevant way. My weakness in this paper was in citing the sources I used in my research. In the twenty years since I have been in college, I have rarely needed to write a paper which required me to recognize other authors or documents. Thus, I was not all sure about how to set
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