I guess you could say that I have learned to read with a pen, which has drastically taken my writing to a new level because I am able to connect back with my initial insights marked on the page.
Writing had always been one of my strengths, but it was challenging to take that initial step past the high school, five-paragraph essay form that constricted my ideas for so long.
My writing has become increasingly more concise and I no longer have room for added "fluff" or "padding." Another improvement is my ability to point out multiple complexities within a text, instead of sticking to one-sided arguments in my papers.
Furthermore, learning how to find peer reviewed journal articles and order books through interlibrary loan has significantly widened the scope of my research, which has lead to more scholarly papers with credible references.
In a reflective essay, a writer primarily examines his or her life experiences, hence the term ‘reflective’.
The purpose of writing a reflective essay is to provide a platform for the author to not only recount a particular life experience, but to also explore how he or she has changed or learned from those experiences.By studying the required literature and thinking about how to teach it, I will have a sturdy foundation to work from once I am in the classroom.View sample reflective essay #2Visit CI's Student Writing Samples web page CI's Student Writing web site has how-to videos, writing samples for different subjects, and support resources.This article was co-authored by Michelle Golden, Ph D.Michelle Golden is an English teacher in Athens, Georgia.She received her Ph D in English from Georgia State University in 2015.There are 9 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.Instead of focusing on proposed meanings or biographical background, I have learned to continuously ask "why" on many different levels.I challenge myself to dig into a text as deeply as possible and unpack every detail to develop a satisfying close read.My writing is so much more interesting than it used to be.It is difficult to identify gaps in my knowledge as an English major, only because I feel like I have learned so much.