English 250 Reflective Report

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My work in English 250 this semester has built upon my knowledge from pervious English classes in order to improve my abilities. I came into the year with relatively little formal paper writing experience, having spent most of my time in high school writing informal papers or short 1 page assignments. As a result of this lack of experience, I started out the semester in English weak. However, this semester has taught me several important processes and procedures that have greatly improved my writing ability. The first graded paper we did for English 250 was the summary on a chapter in the Monsters book. I did not do as well as I had hoped on that assignment, and it taught me several things about my process of writing. One of the first things I discovered was that my writing was unorganized. Rather than writing drafts and editing and revising those drafts, I wrote …show more content…
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