A Letter About What I have Learned This Semester in ENC1101 Class

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Respected Professor,First of all, while informing us about this assignment, you had said that you do not want us to write anything we do not mean; thus, I hereby swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help me God. The first day I had walked into your class, I was down right nervous. Questions of all sorts kept popping up in my head: What if this class is not worth it? What if he is not a good professor? What if he is mean? What if I get a bad grade because I can not write? And more what ifs…However, as soon as you walked in the class with a bunch of papers in your hands, and a smile on your face, all my "What ifs" were answered. I came to the conclusion that I was going to enjoy this class, and soak in the experience.

I have learned many things in your class, three of which have helped me in many other aspects as well.

To begin, throughout this course, I have learned a lot about myself and my writing. I have realized that the more I write, the better I get. You were right when you said that writing comes to you naturally if you do it often. I have noticed that when I write with my heart and soul, I better my writing, as well as myself. I never thought that I could write; thus, continuous writing has boosted up my confidence. You know, my favorite dialogue from "Finding Forrester" is when Forrester says: "Do not think. Just write. You write your first draft with your heart. The final draft, you write with your mind." I do not know about the others, but that is so true in...