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COLLEGE COMPOSITION 1 / FINAL PORTFOLIO1CC1 / SECTION 75FINAL PORTFOLIOWYATT KACENROWAN UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE COMPOSITION 1 / FINAL PORTFOLIO2TABLE OF CONTENTSWriting Process EssayFirst Draft...........................................................................................3Instructor Feedback...............................................................................8Final Draft.............................................................................................13Gaining Self Awareness Through ReflectionFirst Draft...........................................................................................18Instructor Feedback...............................................................................22Final Draft.............................................................................................23Critical Analysis of an ArticleFirst Draft...........................................................................................27Peer Review of Critical Analysis ………………………………………….. 30Final Draft............................................................................................36Reflective Statement………………………………………………………………. 39Wyatt KacenProfessor Rebecca Rodriguez
COLLEGE COMPOSITION 1 / FINAL PORTFOLIO3College Composition 110/02/19FIRST DRAFT / WRITING PROCESS ESSAY:From Procrastinating to PlanningFor many students, writing comes extremely easy. They are able to sit down at a desk and writean A+ paper in under an hour. They are able to complete an essay with extensive vocabulary,perfect grammar, and cohesive thoughts. For me, as well as many others, this is not the case. Inhigh school, I often felt very discouraged with writing and this caused me to procrastinate andnot write drafts. I would tend to write all the way through without an outline or planning ahead,which I now know should never be the case. There are specific ways and steps to follow that Ihave learned to make the process much easier and have an overall better outcome in the end.In Jonathan Beer’s video about the writing process called “Writing Process Animation”,he tells the viewer that reducing distractions and finding comfort can improve your writing. Thisis one thing that stood out to me because I personally have found that distractions like my cellphone, prohibit me from doing my best work. Less distractions can make you more focused andhelps maintain a clear head on the topic. Things like music, television, cell phones, and evenother human distractions are all factors to take in when deciding when the right time to write is.These can all affect how long it takes to write, as well as one’s writing performance and thequality of it. “Research shows that students have the lowest confidence in their ability toconcentrate when there are distractions around.” (Beer). This is very true when it comes to measwell. For instance, if I am writing while my brother is playing video games, I tend to tell myselfthat there is no way I can concentrate and therefore I can not finish my essay. This is an awful
COLLEGE COMPOSITION 1 / FINAL PORTFOLIO4mindset and discouraging myself rather than just putting myself in a place without distraction isonly hurting my writing in the long run. Comfort is also very important when it comes to writing.This is because it allows for you to have a more relaxed and stress free mindset. This alsocontributes to distractions. If you have an uncomfy belt on or shoes that are giving you an awfulblister, you will ultimately be distracted and unable to focus on the task. A simple thing such asthis can really make a huge difference in your writing. Both comfort and reducing any sort of

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