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Madison Thompson
9/26 Discussion
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:15pm
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Now that I have submitted my personal narrative, I feel proud about a lot of things in it. I am really passionate about my softball career and I really wanted to convey that in my paper. For starters, I feel proud to say that I competed at such a high level of softball for so long. I think I did a really good job expressing my love for the game in my paper and how it shaped me as a person and still has an impact on my life everyday. Sometimes when softball comes up in conversation, people donít fully understand the type of team I was on. When I say, ďI played softball in high schoolĒ people think of recreational league softball or slowpitch, which couldnít be more opposite from what I was playing. Unfortunately, I donít feel as confident about the way I ended my paper. Thinking back, I should have figured out a way to end it more smoothly. I think I ended it kind of abrupt and sudden instead of easing my way into why I quit and decided not to play in college. I explained why I didnít want to play in college but I think I made it sound like I was too discouraged when in reality, I just realized I wasnít having as much fun playing as I used to. My process for writing this paper was not a long one. I started a week before it was due and wrote the whole thing in one sitting. Every day I reread it and changed little things here and there until I felt confident about the content. I had my roommate read it and any questions she asked, I added to my paper and anything she didnít understand I took out. Going into it, I was so nervous about how to construct my paper because I have obviously never written a college paper until now. Luckily, when I finished it and after you looked at it during your office hours, I felt much more confident in my writing skills. For the next paper I will most likely use some type of graphic organizer to write my thoughts down before just typing away and not knowing exactly what I wanted to say.


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