Reflection Letter Discussion Board
Dear Classmates and Professor Reiss,
After writing my Issues Paper I came to the conclusion that this paper was the hardest paper for me to write this semester. I made more changes then I can count between my rough draft and my final draft. I only made a few changes on my own which mainly consisted of grammar and punctuation. Most of my changes came from the advice of my professor. After receiving my rough draft back I realized that not only did I need to include more information about my subject to clarify the point more but I also needed to excluded some of my many personal opinions that I had included. I also needed to do some major work on my Works Cited sheet, which I still feel confused with. The hardest part of this paper was keeping facts straight and making sure they were correctly identified. Also making sure that I included plenty of facts and no personal opinions like I feel or I think. The strengths of my paper were the many facts I found and quoted. If I were to do this paper over again I would try and find more convincing facts that supported my opinion of the subject. The support and feedback I got from my classmates and from my professor were very useful and I will continue to use outside feedback to help me on my papers from now on.
The issues paper was probably the hardest to write. I am more quiet and reserved often not voicing opinions. In writing this paper I learned a little more of sentence structure. I was also able during the rewrite to tie my subject matter more clearly in Hampton Roads. My Issue is on the traffic of our area and I chose to advocate the use of a Monorail system for all of the greater Hampton Roads. Even though our city fathers here in Virginia Beach are against any such mass transit. It would make it too easy for the residents of other cities to get to the beach.
I realize that this
is a very hard paper to write. I realized all of this as soon as I got
my paper back from the people who edited it. I did not go into enough
detail with my facts. In this paper you needed a lot of facts and a credible
source to prove them. I needed to look back at the guidelines for the
paper, too. I feel that the strengths of my final paper are that I did
my find my credible source and I had a good topic to write on. I think
another strength is that I really believed in what I was writing about.
All through school I always wanted to have uniforms, but we never did.
As you read my paper you understand my reasons for that. In the papers
to come I will get to the point and get some hard facts in the paper.
I will try to get the reader thinking about the topic I am writing about.
Thank you Traci and Ms. Reiss for your help!