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Taylor Morgan
Discussion 2/22
Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:35pm
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Writing the informative paper was easier than any other research paper I have had to write. Usually the research papers I have written have been about a debatable topic, which sometimes is a little more difficult because you have to watch out for the bias websites. The most challenging part about the paper for me was not putting too much cited information in it. I wanted to make sure that the paper was my thoughts and words along with some information to back my ideas up.
The easiest part about this assignment was finding the information. I had several courses with great information and stories of how successful and helpful art therapy had been with other people. I had all different kinds of ways and cases it could be used for which supported my topic even more. However, with all this information, like I said, I struggled with what not to put and what to put in my paper that would best represent what art therapy was all about.
I feel that the strengths in my paper were definitely the stories I found about people that have benefited from art therapy. The one I especially liked was the first one I used about the little girl that drew a picture of a woman singing opera. It was just fascinating to me just reading to stories about different people and how they have gotten out of some serious and stressful situations. Another strength for my paper was also my conclusion and my introduction. I have struggled in the past with this part of my paper but this time I wrote the body of my paper first and then wrote my conclusion to sum it all up. It wasn’t until after I had written my entire paper that I went back and wrote my introduction. This helped because it was basically another summary of what my paper was about.
A weakness of my paper was some parts where I think I put a little too much cited information in one paragraph. I definitely struggled with having so much information to put in and sometimes I also struggle with how much information is ok to say in my own words without making it sound plagiarized no like I’m putting my own experiences in the paper.

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