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Taryn White
2/22 Discussion
Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:22am
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There were many challenging parts for me. I had a hard time narrowing down my topic, finding sources that were reliable and that I could understand, citing the right amount of information while still including my own words and thoughts, making my paper flow. My most challenging part would have to be the citing. I get a little to caught up on whether I am paraphrasing, or using someone else’s ideas that I typically do not use enough and incorporate too much of my own thoughts. I believe all these problems stem from the same place. I have never been taught how to properly write and set up these types of papers. After each year in school my next teacher would tell me “You should have learned that last year/semester.”
The easiest part was choosing my broad topic. I knew I wanted to do something dealing with American Sign Language. At the last minute I chose to change my topic to something a little less broad so I could find information that I could elaborate on.
Now that I have submitted it I think the strengths of my paper were the “subtopics” that I chose. I may not have elaborated enough on them but they were all relevant and very informative things to talk about. I also thought my title was very different and it made the reader want to know more. Normally my title is just whatever my topic is. This time I put a little thought behind it and came up with something that was kind of nice.
Some of the weaknesses of my paper include the lack of elaboration on each “subtopic”, the overall flow or cohesion of the paper. My paper was very sporadic because I did not know how to make the ideas come together to make sense as one paper about my overall topic. All of my information was relevant and related to the main topic but going from one paragraph to the next does not make much sense at all. Definitely I can say my biggest mistake was waiting until the last minute to do the assignment. I always have a great plan to start super early, get it done, so I can have time to edit and revise. But it always remains a plan and never becomes my actions. I will work on executing my plan this semester.

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