By writing about what we learn and/or what we believe, we are learning how to express ourselves.
Did you know, for example, that referencing work you've done for another class is called ?
You've put the time into your research and have an impressive arsenal of support for your main thesis, but you need to make these connections explicit.
I have learned here how to write and express myself, how to think for myself, and how to find the answers to the things that I don't know.
Most importantly I have learned how important literature and language are. Instead of writing a paper for my final project in Perspectives of Multicultural Literature (ENGL 449), I decided with a friend to venture to an Indian reservation and compare it to a book we read by Sherman Alexie.