I wish I can say I have improved a considerable amount from the beginning of this course to the now ever drawing end, however I find myself lacking the confidence to do so. I was not a master poet before and I have certainly not become one after, though I cannot say I have not learned or improved, but it has not been an considerable amount, in my opinion.
I have learned a little about myself over this course and reconfirmed some things which I have always known but did not think ran so deep in who I was. I have learned how important drafts are and now I know I am going to incorporate them into my own personal writing. The newly realized importance of drafts will allow me to incorporate them into my own personal writing and further improving and developing my own unique style and skill. I never thought I would need to use them in the methodological order that I have learned here, I had before simply wrote the best I could the first time and that was it. Yet now that I know what I know I cannot go back to the mess of a system I used beforehand, and I am confident it will improve me in the long term. A example of this is the This I Believe drafts and the Profile drafts and the each helped me evolve the writing into its optimal potential.
Somethings I have reconfirmed about myself and my writing capabilities the run of this semester and course is that I have difficulty conforming to the prescribed and desired writing structures. The blogs for this reason I struggled with, because of this I endured the desire to pull my hair out, not exactly a sight I want people to see. However I do have a favorite blog post that I believe is an example of how I have improved. “I am not the most persuasive person you will eve meet, yet when it comes to careful consideration and planning I can make a situation the most optimal for me…” – “Persuasion”
I base the evaluation of how I have progressed by the comfort I feel in writing for others to see and how I perceive myself, because I will always have a negative attitude toward myself. Therefore I feel I have improved but not in any exceptional or in anyway that deserves any special review. I can feel it in the less stress I feel when writing, how I have slowly become more aware of my own objective and how to properly express it through words, and example such as now. In conclusion I have improve but not enough to be satisfactory, and this does not bother me because I know I shall improve with more time and effort.