ENGLISH 111 TIMED REFLECTION PAPER
When I started this class, I thought that I knew quite about writing. However, as it progressed it soon became clear that I knew less that I thought. This class has shown me how to take my personal skills and adapt them to fit each type of writing. As a student of English writing class, I have learned to appreciate the peaceful, yet exciting moments when I reminisced through the stages of this class. As Yagelski Roberts says in 10 core concepts in writing number 1& 8, " Writing is a process of discovery and learning " and " Revision is an essential part of writing". In the early stage of the class, I wanted to know the true meaning of the two concepts or what the author intended, However, I have now realized how and what these means to me and my writing. I have always been a person of different thoughts, but through my course work, I have greatly sharpened my critical analysis and writing skills. Instead of drifting away and losing focus, I delved into a meaningful knowledge and purpose. I have learned to continuously ask "how" and "why" on my different levels of the English writing class. In level 1, I understood c ommunication theory and roles audience play in the writing process. I challenged myself to dig into a text as deeply as possible and unpack every detail to develop a satisfying close read. Level 2, I learned to apply critical reading and thinking skills to the writing process. Also, by reading multiple core readings from different authors like "The Indian Education " by Alexie Sherman and "The Lesson" by Toni Cade Bambara. I have learned to identify different writing styles and making summarizes/ connections that weave text together; this helped me in writing project (WP 1) to develop a deeper understanding of the article. This class has helped me to focus on directing my writing into correct levels of language. At level 3. I learned how to demonstrate an awareness of language as a tool for learning and communicating, develop strategies for making independent, critical evaluations of myself. I also engaged in research and critically evaluate information to produce writing with APA or MLA, which consist of the in-text citation and final list of all sources cited. It is difficult to identify gaps in my knowledge as a freshman in college doing writing as a course, only because I feel I have learned so much. The WP2, (The Comparative Analysis) of two core reading gave me an insight of my writing skills, after comparing "The Lesson" by Toni Cade Bambara with " Indian Education by Alexie Sherman, I feel I am beginning to discover myself in writing. "Every writer have something to say" (Yagelski, R 2015) I feel that I have largely expanded my literary comparative analysis and writing skills but I needed to prepare myself for using the source cited to for my annotated bibliography. I think it should be useful to identify the peer response which helps me to study them myself. Level 4, I learned to apply strategies for the composition process such as writing the first draft and utilizing peer response and evaluation before the final collaboration, and revision. I also learned how to write well- organized essay with a firm thesis and clear introduction, body, and conclusion, engage in determined pre- writing activities, including narrowing a topic, generating ideas, determine the audience and content, and setting an appropriate tone. The Annotated bibliography gave me a deep understanding of writing project 3, by studying the required text and th inking about how to react to it .


The WP3(informative Essay) was an into deep skin essay, knowing that " Writing is a process of discovery and learning" and " Revision is an essential part of writing" (Yagelski, R 2015). I know now that my ability to write and express my ideas, thoughts, and knowledge has grown stronger I would always remain grateful to this class for rekindling my stars as they were now polished to shine.