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Tianna Yancey
9/26 Discussion
Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:23pm
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I feel good about every part of my paper. I worked pretty hard on it. All papers assigned to me, I usually always struggle with. Itís pretty dumb, but I am overly excited about the fact that I turned my paper in on time and that I reached the desired page limit. I finished right at four pages which is great because I was running out of appropriate topics to talk about in the paper. I usually do that and that is why I always seem to struggle on any essay. It is really hard for me to stay on topic because I always run out of things to talk about. I do feel like I am improving in that area though.
I am most apprehensive about the introduction and the conclusion as well. I have never been good in any field. Introductions are the absolute worst. I never know where to start. It has taken me as long two hours to even begin a paper due to my lack of knowledge in writing introductions. I always feel like they never make sense. It is very hard for me to not use lines like ďIn this paper...Ē in my introduction. It is also hard for me to not use lines like ďAs I stated in the introductionÖĒ in my conclusion. Bottom line is, I suck really badly at opening and closing any essay.
Getting my paper together was a very long process. I had to choose between through a few events that all had a heavy impact which was kind of hard. I finally came to a decision. After, I mapped out all of the topics and details in a bubble chart which I had to narrow done. I chose to pick the details that held concrete evidence of a life changing impact. I did actually do a rough draft, surprising right? I know. After my crappy draft, I asked my roommate who graduated from ECU a few years ago to over read it. I did have a few problems to correct which I was expecting. Eventually, I got it all together and typed it up.
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