in our writing? Maybe it is just me, but looking back into the re-purposing assignment has really got me thinking about the leaps I have made in my writing over the period of just a year. I went through many of my previous writing assignments to find the perfect essay to recreate in a different context/genre/whatever. What I found was that not only did I find the one i wanted to use for this assignment, I ended up wanting to rewrite many papers in general! This semester I am taking two English classes and it is the first time since freshman year. Not to say that I haven’t taken some pretty extensive writing classes since then. I never thought I would say it but a 12 page paper no longer seems like a “long paper.” The difference here is that I was graded mostly on my ideas and how relevant they were to the course, not necessarily how they were presented and the style/tone of my writing. Since taking English 325 and becoming more immersed in the writing minor, I am once again learning how to edit a paper and make it the best possible format for my argument. I am really happy that this is the case because it reconfirms my belief that I am still an OK writer–something that I needed to convince myself after looking back.