Permalink for this paragraph 0 This is my final blog post (if I have counted correctly and I sure hope I counted correctly) and I have mixed emotions about the class ending. While I am ready for new adventures in new classes I can’t help but feel that there is still so much I could learn. More theories of writing, writing tips, and writing styles. However all must come to an end and this shall be my reflection for myself.
Permalink for this paragraph 0 First I think that I learned a lot this semester. You don’t always get the chance to write from so many different writing theories in normal English classes. So it was interesting and refreshing to write so many different ways as well as difficult. When writing with different writing theories one must put themselves in a completely different mindset which can sometimes be difficult. I know I still need to learn how to balance my focus on writing theories and writing style because sometimes I focus on one or the other too much. Besides that I think I grew in my abilities to develop papers.
Permalink for this paragraph 0 This class also taught me a lot about revision. I feel like I have a love-hate relationship with revisions. I LOVE being able to revise because a paper can always be better but at the same time I HATE revising. One thing I hate is the fact that I get lazy when I know I have revisions. I know that is not a good thing and I should probably fix it but I do get the feeling that since I have revisions I can fix whatever I didn’t try very hard on later. That just leaves me with a bunch of work to do at the end. Revisions are also just hard to do. It is difficult sometimes to cut out complete paragraphs you worked so hard on. And sometimes you change your thesis completely and over half your paper needs to be deleted. But revisions are good because you learn from them.
Permalink for this paragraph 0 So all in all, I learned A LOT from this class (and could still learn loads more) and my relationship with revisions is sometimes rocky but I love them anyways!