Permalink for this paragraph 0 On Wednesday I had the lovely honor time of having my papers critiqued. While no one likes to know what they are doing wrong, it was very beneficial for me to better understand what I am doing right and what I still need to work on. I am very critical of my own work because in my mind it is better to set yourself up thinking you might fail than to assume you will do great. That is kind of negative, I know but it was good to hear that my work is not as horrible as I thought it might be. I’m not sure why but I struggled a lot writing papers in this class. I had a hard time focusing on two different aspects of the paper. I think my claims suffered because of it. I was so caught up worrying about making sure I was writing in accordance with whatever particular theory I was using that I often didn’t have a solid claim at first. Most of the time a claim would come out of the paper but it took a lot more work to find a claim than it did to start with a claim.
Permalink for this paragraph 1 I still need to work on my papers before the final portfolio and sometimes I think my brain turns into a pool of uselessness after working on papers for hours on end but now I know that I am on the right track. I look forward to helping my other team-mate with their papers tomorrow. Sometimes it is hard to edit papers without putting your own feelings and personal style into the mix. I am always second guessing myself when editing if I want to change it because it is really wrong or because I would personally say it differently. Therefore I think that everyone when getting their papers edited should take the edits seriously but not feel compelled to use them. Though I’m sure everyone know that already anyways