“My attitude is if you push me towards something you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength” Michael Jordan. Knowing your weakness and strength is an important thing in life. It can help you succeed by knowing the things you need to improve. In writing, my strengths are in the content of my papers and the conventions. My weakness are in the organization of my information and my style of writing.
Just like proofreading and editing a paper, removing a band aid can be a daunting task that is feared by many. Both procedures are handled with care and are slow processes at first. It may hurt in the beginning, but by the end, it is a breeze. In proofreading and editing, it may be scary to face the task full force towards the beginning. As time goes on, it becomes increasingly easier and more comfortable to mark the paper completely with all the suggested corrections.
These mistakes have become a habit of mine, which I continuously make whenever I am writing papers. Not only this but these mistakes effect me more than just writing them in papers, but also these mistakes can make it appear as if my intelligence is not up to par. This meaning when someone, such as a publisher or professor reads what
The use of rhetorical knowledge, critical thinking, reading and writing all are the important aspects in this course. All of which helped tremendously with becoming a more precise writer and developing my identity as a writer. In the beginning of this course we worked with different readings that were intended to challenge us intellectully. Readings such as “To see your story clearly, start by pulling the wool over your own eyes” which is found the New York Times and “All Writing is Autobiography” by Donald M. Murray where readings that were meant to be challenging yet unfamiliar to us as well. This concept helped me greatly because it proved that I can be a flexible reader.
Plus, I am very good at piecing together factors that could be a root cause of a problem. Two qualities that I think may be an issue for me are the fact that I get stressed out very easily and I am not patient which would make the extensive education requirements difficult to
Coming for a background where this idea is not entirely new, I was able to pick out strands of Burch’s work and both see how I have already integrated some of these aspects into my life and how those changes are the first step to the larger picture. Some criticism which I had was both the language used and the structuring of the book. I found mindfulness to be an exclusive word that not everyone would be comfortable using and as a result, it discouraged the full immersion into the book. In addition, the mountainous content was overwhelming and caused not only stress, but confusion of where to start applying voluntary simplicity. In conclusion, I find The Hidden Door: Mindful Sufficiency as an Alternative to Extinction helpful to understanding the boarder application and effects of voluntary simplicity, but I think it is more useful as a resource for those who are more acquainted with the subject and have perhaps considered, or even started, applying this lifestyle to their
This makes my editing process easier because I know what mistakes I made. One area of the writing process that still needs further development is choosing a topic. I find choosing a topic difficult because depending on what the subject it is, there can be a lot of different topics I could choose. Also, something else I’ve learned from the writing process is that revising and editing are the most important steps in writing an essay. These two steps are important because it helps crisp up and fix any mistakes in the essay.
Although at the time I thought this added important evidence, now I see that most of it was unnecessary and distracted from the point I was trying to make. I think writing and revising this essay taught me a lot about making claims and providing sufficient evidence to support them. After making these changes, I think the analysis is more focused and condensed than it was originally.
Something I’ve always found hard to do is sit down and writes a whole paragraph without talking to someone or getting up and walking around. I 'm usually not like that I can set down and do just about anything except write, I think that moving provokes my brain to think more critically. I have sacrificed doing fun things with my friends to write papers. Although it sucks it 's worth it in the end. In all aspects of life it seems that you have to revise and leave behind things, in sometimes its bad habits like smoking or it could be a person that 's bad for you.
From the time I was a child, I have loved to read. My companions throughout life have been book characters, starting with Junie B. Jones and growing to incorporate historical characters such as Robert Oppenheimer. As I grew, I realized I wanted to learn how to immerse people in the way that I was when reading. I started writing, and two unique strengths have begun to shine through: my analytical writing and my creative writing. While reading, I take thorough notes, and this helps me to express well thought-out ideas.
My weaknesses though, now that is a long line. I tend to get off topic sometimes which is really bad when writing stories. Another weakness of mine would be formatting. Certain forms of writing should have a specific type of format. Also feeling like a failure is a weakness, it discourages me sometimes and my writing may get affected.
Something that is important amongst both writers and readers is support of course, and in that support should be both patience and constructive criticism. They go hand in hand, because without the other you completely diminish the concept of support. A reader needs patience with a writer who can 't quite grasp the concept of their mistake off the bat, and a writer needs patience with a reader who won 't stop pointing out a flaw you 've already caught onto. Patience is a gentle thing and it 's mandatory for all writers, because regardless of your own option (as a writer) you 're incredibly delicate. However, blatant patience only goes so far, and by critiquing someone 's work you 're giving it to them straight.
My history as a writer has been a bit of a struggle of slow development. From a young age I had a hard time with spelling and this is still a trouble area for me, even with the help of autocorrect. As I grew in age and as a writer my problematic area became not including enough nitty gritty details. My bad experiences that I recall would always involve the start of writing because I struggle with beginning paragraphs. Also, I tend to use the ending paragraph to just repeat myself, so overall my first and last paragraphs are usually shit.
Even though it can be stressful to have to tell someone that their work isn 't correct, it can still be very beneficial to that person. After the first peer review I became more accepting to the idea of letting someone tell me what was wrong with my paper. I think it’s a great way to get another persons view on your paper. Along with peer reviews are revisions plans and they too can be beneficial because that gives the writer the opportunity to see their mistakes and correct them. On all my assignments I have used these tools and I have also visited the writing center on one of my assignments, which was very helpful.