Dear Mrs. McCool,
When I started English 150 I didn’t think that I would see much improvement in my writing, but after taking this class I can say that there has been some improvement. I have improved my use of punctuation and I have tried increased the variety of the words I use in order to sound less repetitive. This has helped me to create better sentences and clearer thoughts.
When I first start to write a piece I will get the first couple of sentences into my head before I ever start writing. I always start in this manner and they come randomly. Once I get my initial thoughts on a subject I write out the first couple sentences. I then begin to see the piece form and my ideas usually generate on the fly. While I am writing I will revise the work as I go, this involves re-reading sentences after I write them to make sure they fit properly. Most of my revisions come from myself as the only outside assistance comes from in class peer reviews. In regards to editing I have become more meticulous in what I look for when revising my work. I have become better at spotting trends and repetitive words and change them to increase the quality of what I am writing. As my editing has improved so have my mechanics. My biggest problem has been the proper use of punctuation. I have seen some improvement in my punctuation use but I still think it is the weak point in my writing.
Taking English 150 has helped me to improve my writing this semester. The things that I have learned will continue to help me become a better writer in the future as I continue to write. I have seen an increase in correct punctuation and improved use of vocabulary. English 150 has been beneficial in many ways and I am glad to have taken it.