In my opinion, this course has helped me grow as not only a writer but also a reviewer. It has forced me to come out of my comfort zone as a student and think critically about topics that I would normally just overlook. I have learned that a lot about myself from this experience as well as, ways to fix the things that I do not excel in. I have always known that I am not a very good writer, but this class has helped me develop my writing skills. One aspect that helped me the most in the class was peer reviews. Being able to read and edit other people’s papers, gave me a different perspective which I was able to use to make my papers better. Coming into this course, I expected that we would just write basic reviews about restaurants, books, and films. However, the class was much more than that. We dove into the processes that make a great critical review versus a review that someone would read on yelp.
The process of making my e-portfolio has been quite the learning process. In the beginning I had no idea what I was doing (I am not good with computers)! However, with the help of my friends I have completed it. It was very rewarding to put all my reviews into one place that I can see because, it gave me a sense of accomplishment. After uploading them, I went back to read them, and I was very happy with how much growth I saw in my reviews; from the first one to the last one.