This semester in English we've had to write out essays, do research, and reflect upon ourselves as well. A well rounded schedule for our writing that focused on the details as we went around this "writing cycle" all semester long. I thank my teachers past and present for helping me get to where I am today and where I'll go tomorrow.
I sincerely feel like my writing has improved all semester as I've learned to address certain aspects of pieces of my written works. I've never been very good with persuasive pieces, however this year when we did it and talked through how to write one effectively. I know now that I can write one, maybe not perfectly, but without a doubt much better than when I first walked in Mr. McKinney's room.
In finishing the portion based on persuasion, I learned one of the more obvious answers I should have seen a long time ago. It was my clicking moment of the semester. Nobody who doesn't work hard enough on anything will be taken seriously, or even considered at all.
The thing I feel I've improved the best on however, is my textual evidence and uses of evidence in general. I'd say my best example would be from the "Of Mice And Men Message" we did last class. I used about 4-5 strong pieces of evidence to show what message I saw conveyed from Steinbeck. I also was able to easily compare it to real world examples as well. I thought that piece showed how much I've improved from this semester alone.