I didn’t know if it would be possible for me to complete a reflection statement as assigned due to my particular circumstances this semester. I thought I would give it my best shot in a slightly different format (understandable if you end up deducting points).
In this class, I learned the importance of using clear, concise language in my writing. Good writing is not padded with fancy words to meet any kind of word count. You should be able to get your point across without using unnecessary filler words. I learned the importance of using sourced facts to genuinely get my point across in a convincing manner. I learned the way a certain word or inflection can completely change the meaning of a sentence, and therefore make your writing unclear to your audience. I learned the importance of setting a schedule for yourself and following it when it comes to writing and completing schoolwork. With feedback, my writing has improved and become not only more authentic, but better structured as well. I was able to improve my writing in a learning environment that was conducive to my writing style. With better knowledge of each type of argument, I was able to construct a well-made argument for the portfolio of this class.