After reading Rich's article I did not get so much out of how it would help me revise my essay, instead I learned lots and lots about her personal life. As well as how she incorporated her personal experiences through her writings. I enjoyed reading her poems and have a semi better idea of how to incorporate personal experiences in writings. Unfortunately, Essay 3 is not a personal experience essay. Thus there is no use for me to add personal experiences into it.
Also, throughout her article I noticed she has loads and loads of time to write. Years go by till she writes another poem. One important aspect that I must enforce upon my self is giving myself enough time to write and revise. The whole last minute thing needs to stop, so for this portfolio assignment I will give myself enough time to think, plan, write, and edit my papers.
My plan for revising Essay 3 is first changing my synthesis thesis statement. It needs to be stronger, less broad and the 3rd sentence needs to have a more effective reason to why the whole essay is important. Hopefully giving myself more time to jot plenty of ideas down will give me the opportunity to write a strong 1,2,3 thesis. Also, writing the research essay gave me some more practice with the synthesis thesis and hopefully my revision will be a whole lot stronger. Paying attention to grammar, structure and appeal are the top three things i am going to look out for.