Everything from short to extreme long essays were read for assignments in this intensive course. Reading after reading I was not sure as to why we were reading certain essays. I would always ask myself as to how the essay relates to the class itself and how the essay is going to help me become a better writer. Surprisingly enough after reading each essay, analyzing it, taking notes on it, and writing multiple outlines, responses, and essays on it I slowly found out the connection between the class and the essays. Each essay talked about or related to learning how to write and the “proper” way of writing. Analyzing each essay really helped me improve in my writing because many of them wrote in different techniques that pulled their essay together very nicely, which inspired me to apply some of those techniques to my writing.