Opening

Like any essay, your personal narrative needs to grab the audience’s attention from the first paragraph. As you begin your outline, you can plan a creative way to introduce your experience to readers. For example, if you’re writing a narrative about learning to drive a car, you might open with an action sequence describing your […]

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How to Write a Student Course Reflection Paper

A reflective essay on a course is a personal reflection on how the course affected the student. Reflective essays analyze the course material theories, core concepts and ideas presented by the instructor and then summarizes the writer’s feelings about the material. A reflective essay, like all essays, should include an introduction, a body and the […]

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Self-Assessment

Review the class syllabus and grading criteria to get a sense of how your professor will evaluate your work at the end of the semester. Knowing how your professor thinks will help you write your evaluation. English classes tend to assess writing skills such as grammar, syntax, writing thesis statements and making a coherent argument. […]

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How to Write a Self-Assessment for an English Class

Writing a self-assessment for an English class may seem like a daunting task if you haven’t done it before. How do you even begin evaluating your own progress? Isn’t that what the professor does? Not necessarily. You can easily evaluate your performance by reviewing a checklist of thoughtful questions that target key learning areas. These […]

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