My Weaknesses And Strengths Of Academic Writing

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When I started my first quarter at Midwestern University, I felt most ambivalent about writing papers. The only writing I had done since I graduated from the University of Arizona consisted of progress notes, risk assessments, and individualized service plans. I thought I had a sufficient knowledge APA format, but I had not written a formal APA paper in at least three years. Needless to say, I was thrilled to see I would be taking a course entitled Fundamentals of Graduate Writing. After the first day of class, I realized whatever knowledge I thought I had regarding APA style was either incorrect or insufficient. Thankfully, I had a wonderful professor who was very thorough and patient. Several weeks later, I have written a number of APA style papers, all of which had their strengths and weaknesses. In this self reflection I intend to describe each of my strengths and weaknesses. Furthermore, I will provide a plan to address each of the weaknesses I have listed.
After receiving feedback from peers and professors, I noticed my most prominent weakness is my knowledge of grammar. I struggled with grammar throughout my undergraduate years and worked hard to correct my errors. However, it seems after three years of informal writing I forgot everything I learned. In
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Knowing how to paraphrase the content of a journal article is something I struggled with during my undergraduate studies. In an attempt to be proactive and correct this fault of mine, prior to the start of the program I began reading and writing summaries of published articles. Fortunately, this technique helped to turn paraphrasing into a strength of mine. Instead of attempting to summarize the entire article, I dissect the article by subheadings, and write down a summary of each section. This has helped me avoid plagiarism in all of my papers. In addition, I use a website suggested by a professor to ensure no plagiarism is

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