Drafting is a crucial step to writing, however never did it dawn on me how helpful drafting actually is until this class. In previous classes my final draft was normally my first, almost unedited. Since we have to upload our drafts online I felt the need to actually go through more than one draft. It surprised me how many small mistakes I would make in the earlier drafts, from something like a spelling error to grammar. Getting to the third and final drafts my work was significantly more precise and on topic than before. I found going through drafts and uploading them as my process made sure I went back and caught things to make my essay what it is supposed to be.
Going over my essay and drafting was tremendously difficult for me. It is almost like a pride issue that I don’t like others to read my work unless it is like the teacher, so allowing classmates to go over what I wrote tore me up on the inside. It was never that I did not want to share my ideas because I never had any problem speaking them, only when I wrote them they felt more permanent. Allowing others and myself to go over my writing has shown how much good another perspective as well as my own at a different time has to offer the work that I am doing. The process steps have improved my writing abilities as a whole.