Reflective Essay

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Growing Words In high school my essays were about summarizing a chapter from a book or writing a short story. There was no set length it had to be and there were not any specifics to focus on such as to focus on a strong introduction or to focus on being organized when writing. The essays that I wrote in high school were just for a quick grade or to help out our grade. I did not really have that much experience in writing essays. In the past semester I have grown more as a writer than I have in the past years. My essays have been becoming more detailed and less vague. They are maturing to the standard set for my level of English. Thus far, in English 101, my writing has improved by composing different types of essays, using a variety of …show more content…
After the thesis a strong introduction paragraph should be formed that would introduce the topic and tell the reader what the essay will be about. I then developed a topic sentence that would make the rest of the paragraph flow. If there is something in the paragraph that does not go along with the topic sentence, that sentence should not be in the paragraph. And lastly finish strong with a conclusion paragraph that draws conclusions about what they essay is about. The last thing I learned in the class was composing an improved essay. When I first start off writing I should think of who my audience is and the purpose behind the essay. Once I have that, I should brainstorm and come up with ideas. I should also find ways I can use the rhetorical triangle and give emotion, creditability, and facts in my essay. After that I was taught to come up with an outline, just some general plans or a guide of how I want to write my essay. This helps to organize the paper. I work on creating my actually essay next by forming a thesis, writing an introduction and body paragraphs and finishing with a conclusion. Lastly after writing the essay, I was told to proofread it very carefully. I proofread it by checking for grammatical errors, making sure the paper says on topic with the thesis statement, checking for topic sentences at the beginning of each paragraph, to see if it is in the correct format, and to see that is fits the