An outline is the framework for displaying the main and supporting topic and ideas. It is a way to get out every single idea on paper before writing a first draft to allow more organization. In, Ede writing assignment 9, one of my most detrimental flaws was that I did not make an outline. Dr. Terrizzi's comment on my work highlights the fact that I talk about a topic that was not seen in my draft.
"but I do not recall seeing this is your drafts."
Ede 9 called for a rough draft of a thesis statement for our PSA's. Previous to writing my possible thesis statement I did not look back on my first draft. Due to me not reviewing my rough draft of ideas and creating an outline to organize my ideas into topics I created a thesis statement based off of no previous research. This was detrimental o my writing because I did not remember what my main argument was. If I had created an outline I would not have made the mistake of discussing something that was not in my first draft.
Another flaw that has improved over the course of this class would be the language in my writing . I had the tendency of either using repetitive word or phrases. An example of repetition in my writing would be in my draft for my research portfolio.
The highlighted section demonstrates phrase repetition. The first four sentences all talk about the same thing and can be simplified into one sentence. Dr. Terrizzi focused on helping me to catch those mistakes help my writing become more fluid.
I know that my writing has improved because it really shows in my WA2.
This is just one paragraph of my final piece but I pulled together everything I learned and was rewarded. I created an outline before writing and that helped me organize my thoughts. I was conscious of repeating words or phrases to make sure I was not repetitive. I also took the time to consider every comment that was given to me from our peer review session. On top of that I took this piece to the writing center. I think that this paper is the most organized and constructed paper I have written and it shows my improvements.
I believe that over the course of these past three months my writing has improved tremendously. The organization and flow in my writing has improved because I learned how to create proper outlines for my writing. I am now able to catch and stop myself from using repetitive words or phases. Most importantly, I would never think about submitting a paperer even an email with out reading it over or getting help from a peer. I am a much more confident writer now and I take more pride in my writing because I take the time to think about and apply all of the new information I learned. I believe that this assignment, as my final writing piece in your class, is the perfect depiction of my overall progress and improvement as a developing writer. With that being said, I would like to say thank you for all you have done.I appreciate everything you have done for us and I really hope you enjoyed our class as much as I did.