The Importance Of Writing

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After all the time and energy spent on writing papers and reading responses, it all boils down to a grade and set of skills that can be carried in the future. I started out the year with a decent skill in writing receiving an average grade, by my standard, in the first paper, Literacy Narrative. It was the first paper that I ever felt proud of, which I attribute to the use of multiple drafts compared to just submitting the first. I capitalized on the use of peer reviews as it can be challenging to view my writing from another’s point of view. I found that while they can help highlight mistakes in the drafts, they can also quell my insecurities in it for a minuscule amount of time. I always felt proud that my paper was well received, but when …show more content…
Without fail, I procrastinated and then, crunched for time, I typed up my paper, editing as I wrote, and submitted it. Due to having to submit multiple drafts, I attempted to alter my writing style, not editing as I wrote, leaving room for other drafts, resulting in a total of four. Old habits die hard, as the editing of my Literacy Narrative consisted of changing a word or two and fixing commas. I have improved in this aspect, but I still have further to go. I also used multiple peer reviews for the essay. I discovered that everyone has different views when reading a paper, all of which highlight a certain issue and culminate into a substantial improvement from the first draft. As I put more effort into the literacy narrative than any other paper I had previously written, I was extremely proud of the final draft. The new process of writing created a new baseline of skill and work, which instantaneously become the norm for my …show more content…
After listing numerous discourse communities, I chose the orchestra, Chamber Strings, then narrowed it down to the cello section in the orchestra. Though I narrowed my topic considerably, using a group that consisted of only six people, I still had way too much to say as I was discussing an instrument that I had ten years of experience with. I wrote six different drafts with ten peer reviews. My level of confidence dropped for Activity Analysis, starting a decline that continued with the other papers. I believe that this dropped occurred due to two different factor. While this paper was generally easy for me to write, the professor constantly reiterated the purpose of the paper trying to aid those who were struggling. Though I already had the information that he was looking for, I took the comments personally, making me question if I was actually fulfilling the requirement for the paper. The other confidence dropper came from the topic itself. Being so passionate about the the cello section, I wanted to do it justice. The extreme worry about failing to portray the cello section correctly created an insecurity of the

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