This was the most challenging essay for me because it was my first evaluation essay since my first year in high school of which I did not do so well on. Indeed, it was difficult for me to balance the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana. However, I managed to identify three criteria that show-legalizing marijuana is a good law in Arizona. Indeed, my assertion that, “the bill provides guidelines on the medical use of marijuana, which restricts public use and working under the influence,” is quite convincing. My third essay was a practical proposal offering a solution to a local problem. This proposal stated that Arizona State University (ASU) should not require freshmen to purchase a meal plan from college. This was equally my first time to write a proposal argument that sought to address a problem and its solution at the same time. As a final draft, this essay required utmost seriousness and a clear development of ideas to justify the proposed solution to the problem. Although I had all the details regarding the problem, it was challenging me to organize my ideas to reach a justification. Nevertheless, I effectively addressed the problem of requiring freshman joining Arizona State University to purchase a meal plan from college, I also explained my plan, and justified my proposal. As such, I can derive that my writing process manifest variant weaknesses that include language difficulties, complexity of the assignments, formatting challenges, and the high level of objectivity required.
However, I have been able to develop my writing and formatting skills with time to develop effective arguments. For example, the statement, “This is especially convenient for students with special dietary needs, or those that need their food prepared according to special needs or norms either through religious beliefs or social inclinations,” clearly shows my writing process and language development. Notably, through research, practice, discussions with my colleagues, and consultations with my lecturer I have managed to solve grammatical errors, attained clear and well articulation of ideas as well as solving MLA formatting challenges. Indeed, I had to change the idea of simply doing research on the writing skills to include discussions, consultations, and practice in solving writing and formatting problems. This has helped me to reach objectives I set for myself in this course. In future writing tasks, I will set an objective of becoming the best student in this class as well as gaining the knowledge to address the most complex issues in our society. The proposal argument and the evaluation argument made me very proud as I learnt a lot from them. This was so because the evaluation argument on the benefits of legalizing marijuana in Arizona was a dear topic to me because it had generated huge debates and had immense social influence. As such, my ability to write this essay effectively not only convinced my audience but also helped me socially. Moreover, the essay developed my writing skills largely. In the same way, the proposal argument was equally challenging but also very helpful to my writing process. Indeed, I could also identify with the problem in this essay as I had the same experience and hence the proposed solution relates to me largely. During my writing process, I established that detailed research on a writing topic is the key