Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Bailey Johnson
4/17 Discussion
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:13pm
150.216.254.202

My process for writing the paper was fairly simple. I printed out my online sources and highlighted things I thought would be good to use to support my thesis. As for my print sources, I wrote down any quotes I thought could support my thesis. After I did have all my quotes together, I just started typing. I did not have much of a plan for actually writing the paper. I just typed whatever came to mind. I have an interesting process when it comes to writing. I just write. I do not do outlines or brainstorming or mapping or anything like that. I sit and think about what I am trying to say and go from there. After the paper was finished, I had a friend read the paper and make comments on it. Essentially, my process for writing is a bit disorganized, but it usually works for me.

A couple of challenges stand out to me. One of them was organizing the paper in the right order. I wanted to make sure I was introducing each supportive detail in a particular order so that the paper flowed properly. I did not want the paper to be all over the place. The other challenge was making sure that I was not relying heavily on my sources. I did not want the paper to be filled with quotes and paraphrasing. Then it becomes a replica of other sources into one paper. I wanted to make sure my input was clear and that I was using my own words to persuade my audience. I also wanted to make sure I was using enough of my sources and not making it too much of an opinionated paper. Also, I struggled with conveying my thoughts about the topic without sounding too opinionated and sticking to the facts. The one strong point in my paper that stands out is I feel I was able to persuade my audience to be in favor of my topic while being objective. I think I was also able to find the balance I was looking for between using my sources and using my own input or analysis. The one thing I am most concerned about my paper is it not sounding redundant. I tried hard to avoid that, and my friend did not seem to think it sounded redundant. Overall, I think it is a good paper. I do not think it is my best paper, but I would hope it met its purpose.

Word Count: 416

  • 4/17 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Apr 16 8:52pm
    Now that the argument paper is handed in, describe your process for writing your paper. What was the greatest challenge in writing it for you? What do you feel are the strong points of your paper?... more
    • Argument paper - Grant Bronson, Fri Apr 17 3:55pm
      The process of writing the argument paper was unlike most other writing assignments I’d done in the past. I found that I actually spent more time on the research portion than typing it all up. I... more
    • 4/17 Discussion - Araselie Chavez , Fri Apr 17 2:22pm
      My process for writing my argument paper was a little more difficult than I thought it would be. I made it more complex than what it really was. My greatest challenge was that there was not as much... more
    • 4/17 Discussion - Erica Bonner, Fri Apr 17 2:14pm
      For my argument paper, it told a little while longer to figure out what I was going to write about. I knew what I had in mind to talk about, but I wasn’t 100% sure what the final topic was until a... more
    • 4/17 - Brenleigh Gaines, Fri Apr 17 1:43pm
      The process for writing my argument paper was pretty horrific, hints the reason it is handed in so late. I felt like I picked a good topic but once I got in to the research it became increasingly... more
    • 4/17 discussion - Molly Plount, Fri Apr 17 1:41pm
      My process for writing this paper started with the research. I picked my topic from the Issues and Controversies database that Joyner Library has on their website. Then I researched that topic and... more
    • 6/17 Discussion - Henry Foster, Fri Apr 17 1:16pm
      When I started the process for writing this paper, I was using a topic that I had done some research on before in the past. I used to live on the coast in California so beach and water conservation... more
    • 4/17 Discussion - Bailey Johnson, Fri Apr 17 1:13pm
    • Discussion 4/17 - Shane Donovan, Fri Apr 17 12:52pm
      For my argument paper, I tried to get a jump on everyone and started planning it out maybe a week before it was due, which is not normal for me. I basically found as much information about my topic... more
    • 4/17 Discussion - Kim Conway, Fri Apr 17 12:06pm
      For the argument paper I literally spent four straight days in the library and wanted to rip my eyes out of my head, doing the research and reading article after article and opinion after opinion was ... more
    • 4/17 Discussion - Devin Slingerland, Fri Apr 17 12:05pm
      The argument paper was one of the more difficult papers that we had to write. The processes for writing this paper was more tedious and thought provoking. To start, I had to come up with a topic to... more
    • 4/17 - Linda Hargis-Rodriguez, Fri Apr 17 11:16am
      Out of all the papers that we have written, I feel that the argument paper took a little more time and thought. The process for writing this paper was a tad bit more difficult. The beginning of the... more
    • 4/17 Discussion - Gabrielle LoCicero, Fri Apr 17 11:10am
      Writing my argument paper was a long process. First, I had to decide which topic I wanted to research and write about. I knew Animal Captivity is a growing issue and it is something that interests... more
    • Argument Paper - Marra Ramminger, Fri Apr 17 11:02am
      After writing my argument paper I had many concerns. I felt that I had to rush to get it done because I couldn’t come up with a topic in time, and then I struggled to pick a side of my topic. Once I... more
    • 4/17 Discussion - Ethan Diffenbaugh, Fri Apr 17 9:34am
      The process behind writing the argument paper was pretty simple. For the paper about MMA I would think or find a reason as to why the opposition would want to have the sport banned and then search... more
Click here to receive daily updates