Importance Of Taken Writing 101

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Writing is one of the most fundamental skills I will always continue working on in order to perfect it. Having taken the writing 101 has really helped me when it comes to writing essays in a fast pace, as well as leaning how to work with different writing styles. To begin, I learned about using American Psychological Association in my writing and how to format my essays as my professor requested. Secondly, the fast pace class showed me how to manage my time successfully in order to focus more on my school work rather than other stuff. To finalize, the class overall help me out on how to find scholarly source in the University of Maryland library. Taken writing 101 has really helped developed my writing skills writing in APA style, effectively …show more content…
I had to invest time online finding websites that would teach me on how to write papers with the right formatting. The information provided by my teacher also helped out a lot when it came to writing with the proper format, and I believe that was the foundation for the perfect structure to my essay. For example, when our teacher gives us a new assignment, she provides links, insight, and references as how the work should be complete for a better grade. Although she provided this amazing information for my classmates and myself, I still managed to find problems writing a great essay, due to the fact that English is my second language. American Psychological Association has many rules when it comes to citing works, creating a heading, numbering every page, and having a well set reference page. Citing pieces of works to my writing was definitely a huge challenge to me because never before did I have to cite papers that I had previously written in school. One of the things that really set me up for success was when my teacher provided a video tutorial on how to properly cite pieces in the paragraphs correctly. The class provided a serious challenge due to the amount of time given, to the work that had to be …show more content…
As previously mentioned, it is really hard for me to go to an actual library to gather information for my paper, which is why I found the virtual library very useful. The professor really helped us out on how to properly use our library to find the right source by refining the information. By searching a vague topic, we then submit sub topics in order to find the most useful source for the paper one is writing. Many sources that our professor requested form us encouraged us to use scholarly books, magazines, journals, websites and other sources. This really guides a persons’ essay to have more credibility. Other sources such as websites and other pieces of work found on google cannot always be trusted because the information being provided could be

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