I could have done better to prepare for this last paper. I missed classes and did not complete all of the homework leading up to the paper. By not completing all of the reading when they were due, I was behind in the discussion in class so I was not able to get the most out of talking with my classmates. I did complete the first assignment which is under my reading log with my annotations on the assigned pages. I also have quotes from the first section of the Yoshino document in my quote/word bank. My quotes were very useful in the structure of my paper. I think I am not yet meeting my goals on the engagement with the text because I fell behind on the material but I think I am getting on a path towards becoming an expert now that I am aware of the effort necessary to do well in the course. My writing could have used more elaboration on the ideas that I had for clarification to what I believed. I also could have integrated my ideas with the sources. I have not yet reached the goal of using the source to sufficiently support my argument. I am a novice in many areas that I should be excelling at during this stage of the writing process.