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Tina Brown
Dicussion 2/22
Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:17am
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There is nothing better than placing a staple in a freshly printed English paper. I must say that I am very proud of myself for completing this informative paper assignment even if I donít end up receiving a good grade on it. Although I am proud of my paper, I did face several challenges while trying to complete it such as trying to decide how to even begin my paper. One main challenge I faced was coming up with my own ideas without paraphrasing throughout my entire paper. My informative paper was about the history of recreational therapy which made it difficult for me to generate new ideas about things that have already occurred. I also found it extremely difficult to decide between what was common knowledge and what was not. To me, certain information may seem like common knowledge but to other people, it may not be. Additionally, this paper was very time consuming due to all the research that had to be done and the citing that was included.

The easiest aspect of this assignment was gathering information about my topic. I am currently in a recreation class and in that class; we have covered numerous sources of information about the history of recreational therapy expanding from the mid-1800s until now. From this class, I have acquired several documents and packets written by various inspirational individuals who contributed to the formation of the recreational therapy profession. Another good aspect of this paper was that a lot of details were provided in class about what the contents of the paper should be and what format it should be written in. This provided me with the knowledge I needed to conduct the paper in a smooth and hopefully successful way.

After completing my informative paper, I noticed that the paper itself had some strengths and weaknesses. One strength that I believe my paper had was its historical content. I believe the historical content was very detailed and expressive about what actually occurred during different times throughout history. I also think my paper was detailed on certain ideas that were important to the flow of the paper. A few weaknesses my paper may have had was too many citations and information from outside sources, various grammatical errors, and probably some ideas that seem confusing.

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