This semester I learned about how to asset the MEAL plan and how to use it during my writing. I also so learned about umbrellas and how to branch them to fit in the argument that I was typing. I did prefer writing about a topic that I got to choose, because it seems a little easier for me to talk about what I thought was important to me. I would prefer research compared to writing, because to me it is more hard core evidence in a research paper then in a writing paper. I have noticed myself going through a process that consist of gathering my thoughts, and preparing myself before sitting down and starting to write my papers. I do prefer to talk to my parents and Mary before, writing my first draft. They help me gather my ideas and help me put down on paper what I am trying to say.