One point I enjoyed from this article was when she talked about how writers aren’t born, people become writers, it is a life long endeavor. I liked this because when I remember back to middle school and the beginning of high school, I hated writing. It was painful, getting my ideas on paper was impossible, yet here I am minoring in writing at the University of Michigan. Now I can say, however, that I enjoy writing. As I have matured and benefited from some great teachers and classes along the way, writing has become a sort of escape that helps me think. One skill she talked about a fair amount, and one I think the Minor of Writing can help me with is editing. While this is something I think I have improved sine I have been at Michigan, I think I still have a long way to go. I think the minor could teach me skills that can help me consistently turn my shitty first drafts into a polished, final product. Another point I enjoyed from the essay that I think the minor will help me improve is the lesson she learned from Donald Hall about a never ending effort to be authentic. I always want my voice to come through my writing. I want my reader to be able to connect with and I think that will be easier the more truthful I am. Like Pinker said, a good writing uses the same style throughout their writing, and I want to make sure my style is consistently truthful. I think as long as I use the minor in writing to hone these skills, being honest, editing and lastly pre-writing, something I did not talk about but something I need to improve; It will be an invaluable experience and I will be a much stronger writer because of it. One long-term goal I have for the minor more broadly is to use my Eportfolio after this class and after this program. I think its very valuable to have a good online presence and I think what ends up on my website, and what I add to it going forward will be a collection of pieces I am proud to put my name on and want people to see.