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Approaching writing as a scientific discipline, this course required me to look at writing in methods drastically different than my high school English classes. Not only did I learn new procedures for writing research papers and reflections, I discovered how to view writing and rhetoric as an experimental process. This class provided me with applicable professional skills useful in any career field.
After studying the rhetoric field as a science, my research paper allowed me to explore writing in my own field as a science. I selected to study the best practices for developing research questions and thesis statements, as it was a necessary skill for many of my history papers. This assignment was extremely helpful once I began to do my own research; when beginning more challenging topics, I had already learned necessary writing and research skills from this paper. However, my research is has flaws as I did not fully understand how to best analyze and understand my data at the time.