Take your notes and use those to write your final draft. Here are some tips:
Introduction: Either start with a vivid description of the place, your experience, or a summary of what you are reflecting about. End with your thesis idea. Sometimes you may want to put a question first and then the answer
Example Thesis: Why was I feeling so peaceful while walking down this beach? I realized it was because the beach had always been a place of rest to me.
Body: Each of the questions you've answered can be a paragraph in the body of your essay. Take your notes and expand them. Add more details and examples from your experience and your life story.
Conclusion: Explain and expand on your thesis idea. Tell how this experience taught you something new or how it helped you to understand something. Another way to conclude is to suggest where you might like to go from this point in thinking about your thesis idea.
Example Conclusion: I sent my photo of "For Rhonda" to my friend along with a text letting her know how much I appreciate her help in letting me know that we can always find places to relax and renew in the midst of our busy lives. Now, I want to find a way to help Rhonda have a day off of her own, and I'm hoping someday we can take a trip to the beach together.
Reflective Essay: The Writing Process
520 Words3 Pages
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." - - - Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Throughout the semester I have had to write a number of essays
using a variety of techniques. Before college, I would write assuming that the
only reader, or audience, would be my teacher. Composition helped me realize
the many steps that are involved in the writing process from free writing to
making a final copy. In order to create a good paper you need organize your
ideas. Also, I realize what needs to be in a essay and what doesn’t.
I have improved in my writing but organization has been my problem,
and even though I’ve made a progress. I still believe I have not fully…show more content…
I think it was a
fun assignment to do because we got to advertise a product and give the
details that we used. Using persuasive techniques has made a changed in my
writing because you can say something you said before and transfer it to your
One of the techniques I am going to use through out college is talking to
different types of audiences. Also, I am going to let others try to help me out
with my writing so I can become a better writer. Sure enough, I still need the
help from others for me to be able to succeed in English 1302. All the
assignments we did were helpful for me to succeed in other courses because I
have improved in my writing since we used different kinds of techniques. If we
had more time I would like more of the assignments of using different audiences
because that’s one of my weakness. If I had to retake this course with you
again, I would like more of the rhetoric because that exercise was my favorite.
This skills are not only going make me succeed in college but also for life.
This course has shown me that I am capable of writing in a variety of
manners and it has shown me that I am not as strong in some areas as I am in
others. This class introduced me to a variety of writing techniques, some worked
and some did not. However, the experience and work with each skill was very