Individual interpretations bring varied insights to a work and it is also interesting to point out messages the author may not have realized s/he included in the piece.
I have always been a thinker, but throughout my coursework, I have greatly sharpened my critical analysis skills.
Moving past this form, however, has greatly opened my mind.
My thoughts are now able to be more complex because I have learned how to sustain a logical argument in an organized manner.
Also, by reading multiple novels by the same author I have learned to identify different writing styles and make connections that weave texts together; this helped me develop a deeper understanding of the novels.
When I look at one of my freshman level novels and see clean pages, I realize that I did not actively read the book.This article was co-authored by Michelle Golden, Ph D.Michelle Golden is an English teacher in Athens, Georgia.Instead of focusing on proposed meanings or biographical background, I have learned to continuously ask "why" on many different levels.I challenge myself to dig into a text as deeply as possible and unpack every detail to develop a satisfying close read.I feel that I have largely expanded my literary analysis and writing skills, but I need to be prepared to teach high school students their required literature.I think it would be useful to identify commonly taught novels in our local high schools and study them myself.Some factors such as content, format, and style need to be carefully monitored.To write a good reflective paper, students should follow these guidelines.She received her Ph D in English from Georgia State University in 2015.There are 9 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.