For my first essay, the writing process has been quite interesting. After reading Sherman Alexie's short story about learning to read, I was tasked with thinking of a moment that had changed my life. This by itself was pretty difficult to do. But after thinking about it for a bit, I did finally come to a moment that changed my life.
My first draft was not my best writing. In my opinion, I failed at the most basic aspect of the assignment and barely stayed on topic. I allowed my life changing moment be crowded with other unnecessary details about other events. After our class discussion about the essays, I realized that I had to do a whole rewrite. I basically only kept the first paragraph and scrapped the rest.
Once I finished my second draft, I sent it in to the e-tutoring website and within an hour I had their critique. My tutor offered a lot of great advice and helped me to think a bit more about my presentation of the essay. Because of my tutor's advice, I was able to get a bit more meat on my essay and go a slightly deeper.