Throughout English 305: Literary Theory and Writing, my skills as a writer, researcher, and student of literature have made major developments. While I was previously unsure of my skills as a close reader, I think that my essay, The Power of Trust in The Tempest best demonstrates my increased skills in close reading. As for research, Caliban and Colonialism is an excellent example of my skills as a writer and as a researcher, along with featuring an excellent example of my outlines at their best. Ophelia and Melancholia is the best example of my skills when applied to psychoanayltic research. Finally, my Sexism in Hamlet excellently demonstrates may skills as a readers of feminist critique.