Our first project which we began at the beginning of the semester and have continued through to the end is the weekly journal entry. I think when I was first given the assignment I thought this would largely be busy work, something to check off at the end of each week. However as the semester went on I think I continually got more from it. The reading of papers to create journals entries and just the act of writing made me a better scientific writer seeing many examples of scientific literature allowed me to compare and contrast styles and improve my own writing by synthesizing the best parts in my journal entries. It also helped to get me to do projects in other classes in a more reasonable time frame. In the past I would typically do projects at the last second but spreading them out with journal entries made me go at a slower rate and I feel helped to improve their quality. I think in the future I will spread out my work over a larger period of time which will help me improve quality and be prepared for adverse events. I will also try to write more as I definitely feel that I have improved my writing skills simply by the act of writing regularly.