Reflective Letter English 101/Section 19/Fall 2013 The University of Arizona December 9, 2013 Dear Ms.O’Neill, Before taking English 101A, I was not confident in my writing ability.
Rather than revising my essay, I felt I would be better off re-writing the entire essay with a fresh start.
First, I reread the poem and went into a deeper thought about my interpretation of the poem hoping that this procedure would improve my writing process; I was right.
I believe that reading will help me better connect with literature and help me better familiarize my writing.
I am looking forward to seeing how I will continue to improve next semester in English 102.
Throughout the semester, I found my short writing assignments to get longer and longer.
I really was able to deeper analyze the texts on my own!I felt that my analysis part of my essay was very weak.I also failed to connect each of my body paragraphs to my thesis and idea of the author’s main point.My experience in this class has really opened my eyes to realize that essay writing is a much simpler process than I thought it to be.Going back to revise my Essay 2 assignment, I noticed many of my sentences were dry and not very deep.I never was able to wrap my head around what I was supposed to do and often wrote off topic.I would spend too much time looking at the screen thinking of what to write.The amount of time we spent breaking down each of the three essays was very helpful for me.It helped me really realize that I need to get into deeper thought to correctly analyze the text and put it on paper.My essays often turned out to be a summary; this was reoccurring.I feel that this class strongly helped me develop some standard and basic skills for writing an essay.