A Christmas Carol Reflection And Revision I selected this particular writing sample for this project because it was created near the beginning of the year which just shows how much of a better writer I become over the past entire eighth grade. I like the point I strived to convey in this writing sample a lot and I agree strongly, my original claim still stands. I admire the book I did the sample about, it is a timeless classic. During writing this sample writing a truth learned was a quite new thing that I didn’t really expand upon during grade seven. This year I learned a lot about how to do the truth learned section. Also, in eighth grade I was learning new skills on how to use evidence and support a quote. This writing sample means a lot to me. It was one of the first samples that I did on an incredibly salient issue using new skills I acquired during eighth grade. My main goal in this piece was to explain my evidence better and to help support my claim. I specifically focused on this while rewriting my sample because I believed my claim needed to be supported with stronger evidence and better quotes. I needed more description in my passage and needed it to be much more clear than it initially was so my piece could be so much better. Originally, my writing didn’t flow fittingly and had some grammar errors that negatively impacted my writing. It wasn’t written to the best of my abilities. I wrote the piece under a time frame which certainly didn’t do the piece any good. There were some quite clear flaws. My piece also didn’t use the best evidence to support the claim. Revising the piece was clearly beneficial. After revision of this piece my writing sample is certainly more successful at conveying it’s point and getting the reader to clearly understand the point of the text. For example, I added in another quote, “Many can't go there; and many would rather die.” “If they would rather die,” said Scrooge, “they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population.” I also explained this quote with even better evidence to support my claim. My better explanation of evidence is “This is how many people who happen to be wealthy in the modern day would react as well. Dickens added this part into his book to show how ignorant people can be and to shock the readers.” which explains my evidence clearly and shows exactly how it supports my claim. At the start of the year I wasn’t as good at supporting my claim with description of evidence but now, since I grown so incredibly much as a writer and made so many achievements, I have improved substantially on this aspect of writing. Because I have learned so much about writing this year, my skills in writing will only increase in the future and later in life it will help me become an even better writer.