I do not think that my writing has improved much over the semester. This, however is probably just due to my perfectionist attitude which causes me to always see the flaws in my writing and not the improvements. Specifically, I believe I have improved in the area of commas and paragraphs. I have always had trouble determining when to use a comma. I now feel more confident on when I need to use commas and when I do not need to. Also when I first started this semester I rarely used paragraphs and did not clearly know how to use them properly. Now I use paragraphs more frequently and I have a stronger sense of when I need to use them. Semicolons, however, are still a challenge for me.
My favorite writing project was probably the argumentative essay. This is because I personally prefer argumentative writing over all other kinds of writing besides creative writing. The explanation essay, however, was one of my favorite writing projects.
The writing project that I struggled with the most was the research paper. I personally detest doing research unless I really enjoy the topic. While I did find a topic that interested me a little bit, I could not find any topic that interested me to the extent that the research would become enjoyable. I also had some trouble finding the correct way to cite some of my sources that I found. The meticulousness of finding just the right sources for the paper was rather dull as well.