Importance Of Procrastination In Writing

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Part of me is still that chronic procrastinator I’ve always been, but I’ve come to understand that some of what I considered delaying tactics was really pre-writing. I realized that while I had been doing those things that my essay was being assembled in my head. If I came up with an idea or a solution to a problem I had written myself into I’d go back to my desk and write. If I was at work, as I often was, I’d make a note in the notebook that has become my constant companion. My writing process, as it turns out, isn’t only sitting down with a pencil or keyboard; it is also a thought process. I do much of the work in my head so that when the time comes to sit down and write, revise or edit the pages fill up quickly. Turning my procrastination …show more content…
Even in high school—and later in college—it was just something that I could do fairly well but never really paid attention to how I was doing it from start to finish. On the module 7 discussion board I likened it to “throwing paint at a canvas instead of artfully applying it” (Markowitz, 2016c). Now I see the benefit of prewriting, writing, revising and editing before publishing my work more clearly. Recently, at work, when negotiating price with a new prescription label vendor I found myself using the writing process without even thinking about it. I wrote out what I wanted to include, drafted the email, asked for input on the content, fixed anything that needed to improve and gave it a read-through for grammar and spelling before clicking “send”. My work related correspondence has been more clear and concise because of employing these …show more content…
I had heard of it but didn’t really know what it entailed, but compared to the other choices it seemed like the best fit. The other arguments all seemed to be based on opinion and the fracking argument was based on fact, something that appealed to my nature. I thought the fracking topic would be easy to research, but I was wrong. The amount of information I found by just doing a simple google search was overwhelming. Many of the sources were biased and those were easy to weed out but others offered a wide variety of information on the topic. I outlined everything on cards and started putting together a more formal outline, shuffling the cards to get different pieces into the right place in my draft. Once I had it the way I liked it, I read it through and realized I had way too much information for a five page paper. I got out my red pen and went to work, narrowing my outline down, eliminating cards I no longer needed to include and rearranging as necessary to make my essay flow properly. The more I narrowed things down the more specific the essay became; it was then that I was able to fine tune my thesis to fit what I wanted my essay to become. I laid out the facts about fracking in a way that made sense to me but was somewhat dry to a reader and had no connecting threads from one paragraph to

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