As a writer I have grown and developed many writing strategies and styles. Previously, my writing styles and skills were coarse and unrefined. My first essay was improperly punctuated, had a weak body structure, and fused sentences. Over this semester, my writing skills have improved dramatically. I have learned to organize and construct a paper formally. This has strengthened my abilities as a writer, which reflects in my writing.
I have gained the knowledge that correcting each draft brings me one step closer to constructing a well-organized paper. Falling in love with my first draft can only lead to one thing, an unacceptable final draft. My first draft is just a way for me to get my thoughts down on paper. I now that my first thoughts aren"t going to be as clear cut as I want them to be. Clearly numerous drafts are an essential step in my writing process. Each draft brings me closer and closer to the perfect draft that I have been searching for. When developing a strong paper you must have a well-organized introduction, body, and conclusion with a fluid structure. I know now that my first draft is not going to have anywhere near the fluidity of structure that my final draft will have. I have developed a sense for writing an essay which will pull my audience into the essays. A boring opening will cause the readers to lose interest in my paper. However, an interesting, catchy opening will pull my readers into my essay and hopefully hold them there. The most important part to pulling the audience into the paper would be to open an essay with a dazzling introduction, a strong, well constructed body, and a powerful, mind blowing conclusion. Writing a discombobulating and unorganized essay will distract your audience from the point and plot of the essay.
I feel that my introduction and my thesis statement were both pretty well written. My conclusion restated the main ideas, however, I could have probably ended with a more interesting and lasting statement.