In Craft, I include the final drafts for all four essays as evidence

The interesting thing about growth is the anonymity of it; a person is often unaware of their progress until they take a step back and examine their trend of work. For example, I do not necessarily notice a change in my academic language per se, but if I compare my first drafts with my final drafts (available below), I immediately notice how the revisions have enhanced my vocabulary. I think this is because of the consistent task of revising expected for every assigned essay in this course. In other classes, a paper has a due date and that’s the end of it, whereas in this class we receive time to perfect our ideas.

My progress in understanding the structure of various genres of writing has developed steadily as well. Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood was the first “non-fiction novel” I have read, and I thoroughly enjoyed his innovative style of incorporating true events with his own spin on it. Although the reader knew the outcome of the murder mystery, his character development and plot progression made it different than a dramatic irony type of story. Having the skill to identify variation and appreciate an author’s intended and unintended work has improved my reading comprehension and imagination.


Essay #1: In Cold Blood
Essay #2: Music of the 1960’s
Essay #3: Translation: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Essay #4: Object of Art

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