AT&D #13. Professional Writing Reflections

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Do you feel as though you’ve made some improvements in your writing?

Covering the various topics throughout this class, I feel that I learned a lot about professional writing despite being familiar with a lot of it already. With that said, the activities I felt were the most useful to me (that I had little experience with) were the business documents. Learning the proper format and writing for various scenarios of use was good practice and by knowing how to do them professionally, I am now more prepared for whatever situation calls in the future where I have to write one of these business-style documents to correctly respond to said situation.

With regards to least useful activities, I can’t recall of any that I didn’t think would be helpful in some way or another; each and every activity helped me strengthen my writing skills comprehensively. On the grounds of my writing skills, I feel that the only improvement I made concerned the versatility of its use. Prior to this class, the assignments I had to do were one-note and generic (i.e. persuasive paper, research paper) whereas this class applied these concepts and tied them to the real world, which made for more interesting and complex writings, subject-wise.

Finally, my thoughts on what I like to see less or more of in this class isn’t too much to elaborate on; I feel that everything I learned in this class was for the spirit of improving and utilizing one’s writing (grammar-wise, subject- usage, mechanics of etiquette, etc.). My advice for future students taking this class is to carefully go over the material within the course and make a judgement on what one already has mastered and what needs to be improved with regards to writing. Once a student has learned of their shortcomings, they will be allowed to test themselves via the various exercises in this class which can further help with the style and ability to illustrate an idea in words.

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