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Lindsey Albaugh
2/1 Discussion
Fri Feb 1, 2013 4:20pm
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In my previous English classes there was never a lot of writing. In ninth grade the only time we wrote was when we would get twenty new vocabulary words. We would get in groups and write stories. My sophomore year is when we had our first paper. It was a three to five page research paper. Then my junior year we had to write a five to seven page paper. The first paper was not very good for me. I was never very good with grammar and punctuation. I would always put commas in the wrong spot, and I switch tenses sometimes as well. When it comes to citations I tend to cite things in the wrong spot or put the wrong words. I would always have some type of mistake on my works cited page. Through the years my English teacher was very helpful. She helped me understand citations and how to correctly make a works cited page. My grades were drastically different from my first and second paper. My senior year was very different. I didnít have any type of writing assignments; it was mainly the history of English. I was a little a worried that English last semester would be difficult. I ended up doing fairly well though. I did struggle with transitioning through different topics. I also had to get some help with my in-text citations. I still struggle with where to put them, and how to place them. I donít understand when you need them when it comes to paraphrasing as well. There are too many circumstances and it is a very strict and important thing to focus on. Throughout this semester I would like to get better at transitioning from one idea to the next. Another thing I feel like I could improve on is starting and ending. I sometime can start my papers off really well and other times itís slightly difficult. I think what the main problem is, is I try so hard to make well written papers and I overthink what I am writing. Then I tend to make more mistakes than if I would have stuck my original idea. Another thing that always effected how I wrote my papers was trying to figure out how it would be graded. Everyone has their own way of teaching and their own way of grading. One year I would get told this way of writing is correct but the next year I would get told that that way is incorrect and some other way is the correct way to write. The first paper is always the toughest I think, trying to get the feel for the grading. I guess I would just like you to help me with transitioning through my ideas better, grasping in-text citations, and how to become stronger at starting and ending papers.

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