This is a reflective essay on the topic “tips and structure”.

This is the idea of an introduction paragraph I had:

Five months ago, I never thought I’ll be writing a reflective analysis, Not like I knew what it was either. As an english learner I’ve always felt some kind of way towards my english classes. I remember always telling people back in middle school that writing was my hardest class because I couldn’t come up with ideas to write about, and that followed me all the way till high school. It was here at UAB where I started seeing writing as a way to express myself and create a word of my own. Since I’ve been here, I’ve learned to put meaning into my writings, analyze papers deeper and focused more on the techniques, rhetorical moves, purposes of papers instead of the only thing I was used to in high school which was length, thesis and grammar. Each paper had its meaning, and each thought me different things. I had to see each of them with a different point of view to get the complete purpose and picture of its words. Thought my favorite out of the four was the literacy narrative.

Then for the first body paragraph talk about literacy narrative and how it helped me realized that one can express themselves through words. Talk about how I learned how important it is to be detailed in this kind of stories and make the reader imagine and connect with the character and environment through those descriptions.

For the second body paragraph talk about the rhetorical analysis paper I did. How it helped me learned how to analyze a paper by using ethos, logos and pathos, how I learned to recognize the way authors try to convince the audience of something by using rhetorical moves. (In this case, How Twenge used her experience as a psychology professor, interviews, and studies to inform parents about the psychological effects smartphones have on todays young generation and persuade them to realize that it’s a problem.) I also learned that to write a rhetorical analysis you don’t have to think about what the author is trying to say but How the author is trying to say it.

The third paragraph would be a about The Food visual analysis paper. You can write about color, composition, symbols, etc. how I learned that all those can persuade an audience. For example, Cereal boxes with mascots or symbols looking down in the cover as in looking straight at a little kid.

And after you can expand on any of those paragraphs or write the conclusion about how overall this class has helped me become a better writer. Maybe restate some of the things I learned etc..


Please make it sound as personal as possible. If you can add that twinge thesis, I wrote in parenthesis for the rhetorical analysis it would be great as it would add a touch of trust.