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Unformatted text preview: June 7, 2007 Curtis Hisayasu Department of English, Box 354330 University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-4330 Dear Mr. Hisayasu: My name is Brian Lau and I am a freshman at the University of Washington. As the last quarter of my first year in college ends, I can safely say that my writing has improved dramatically. I can now exhibit the difference between writing a high school paper and creating an academic argument. Throughout this spring quarter in English 111, I have been working towards a goal of addressing all four outcomes of this course. I now have a good understanding of what it means to produce complex and persuasive arguments, using intertextuality from multiple texts to support my arguments, gear the direction of my papers to a certain audience, and learning that it takes countless revisions in order for a paper to be complete. I am not going to try to say that I have become an expert at writing, but as you read my portfolio, you will notice that this class has had an influence on my writing. Once you begin to read my essays and see the revisions I made, it will be evident that I have spent a lot of time and effort on my portfolio. I have made it an effort to attend every class and my portfolio illustrates the effort I have put into my writing, in and out of the classroom, and the progress I have shown throughout the quarter....
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