I Am Not A Creative Person Essay

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I am not a creative person. Some individuals are born to be poets, actor and artist because they seem to have creativity and imagination infused into them. However, I am an accounting major who accepted a long time ago that I have logic and organization infused into me. I am wired to approach everything in steps, similar to solving a math problem. This is why I think of writing as a step-by-step process. This semester I focused on how to take a chaotic mess of information and techniques and narrow it down into an organized, well thought out essay. I found that even though this process can change based on the assignment, it usually happens in two phases: collecting materials and drafting ideas. The first essay I wrote this semester was an analysis paper on Cape Fear which helped me to adjust to writing about film, something I was not familiar with. In fact, this was the first time I wrote a paper about a film as opposed to a book or article. I was not really sure what to look for in film other than the storyline, and I am sure I was not the only one in class with this problem. Our first prewriting assignment helped me to look more at the picture and technique. We used a reading from A Short Guide to Writing About Film which showed a chart of shorthand notes about camera shots. With these notes I annotated three scenes from the movie that served as my main points later in the writing process. Our second assignment kept the focus on filming techniques, posing questions about…

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