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Dear Portfolio Reader,


This Page contains my essay on slavery, entitled “Rules to enslavement.”   It is based on The Ottoman Empire, 1300 – 1650: the Structure of Power by Colin Imber.   My research paper entitled “Surviving human” is also located within this portfolio.  It discusses the enslavement of Jewish people during the Nazi regime.  Both assignments have been revised and rewritten.


I understand the structure used in essay writing, but throughout the length of this class I have found that I struggle with establishing content, punctuation, and editing.  I work towards improving such weaknesses by proofreading and taking the time to understand the text I use.  Although I have yet to perfect my craft I find ways to strengthen my weaknesses.  You are only as strong as your weakest skill.


This is an excellent class.  I have been able to improve my essays by working on structure, argument and text analysis.  Even though I still have weaknesses I have grown as a writer and I am sure I will incorporate each lesson into every college course I will take.




Crystal Rivas

Professor Rodas

English 12- 1862


DRAFT: This module has unpublished changes.