IE3 Writing: Lesson 6
I'm sure that you're relieved that you've finished the first test of our course.
Feedback on Body Paragraphs:
Before our test, we went through some common errors in writing:
1. Complete First Draft (with corrections)
3. Blog comment #5
Blog Question #5:
How do you feel after writing your first essay? (e.g. expections, challenges, feedback, etc.)
5/23/2015 07:43:14 pm
As always, when I write an essay I have difficulties. What I find the hardest challenge is the very first word. After that, everything goes smooth.
5/23/2015 09:27:40 pm
When I wrote my essay, I had many difficulties. Especially, I felt difficult to write the paragraph within the limits of word count. At first I wrote paragraphs so long that my essay was less understandable.So I think I should try to summarize what I want to say more logically.
5/23/2015 10:36:16 pm
It was very fun to write my essay because I chose a topic that I am most interested in. I made a thorough research from different points of view. For example, I searched for many anime programs from Monday to Sunday in each time slot. After that, I compared one trend with the others, and found out differences. I also thought about psychological backgrounds and needs of viewers from my own experiences. In this way, I used both the results of research and my experiences. I think this is very important because we can see the topic from different aspects. However, it was hard to find a good quotation, especially expert opinions. I read five books related to anime, and also searched on the Internet. I always kept in mind quotations should be based on sources that are reliable. As a result, I was able to find good sources that added persuasiveness to my essay.
5/24/2015 12:50:28 pm
Since it was almost my first time to write a proper and structured english essay, I had tons of difficulties.
5/24/2015 01:21:11 pm
It was not as hard as I thought it would be to write essay. It was because we wrote it step-by-step. But still there were some difficulties.
5/24/2015 11:24:31 pm
I am now sort of at ease because we finally finished writing our first essay. I feel that I made myself put in a difficult situation throughout the course. Since this was our first essay, we were only required to know simple technics or rules. I tried too hard on writing fancy essay. However, I have learned how we should or should not quote with the citation properly because of that extra effort. With facts, we should reword it but not quote and with opinion, we should quote, for example. It was and still is difficult for me to distinguish them. Thus, this will still be my challenge to tell apart facts and opinions. Moreover, the feedback that we had every time after submitting was very useful. Thanks to that, I could review it and apply the correct technic to my next assignment. Thus, though it certainly was tough for me to deal with the assignments, I feel it was very practical and will be useful from the next essay.
5/25/2015 12:25:33 pm
I first thought that writing an essay would be very hard. But since we were allowed to write it paragraph by paragraph, it wasn't as difficult as I thought.
5/25/2015 12:39:18 pm
To be honest, I had written essays of this length and longer in high school, so I didn't find this to be a challenge. I did think that the method of writing it piece by piece was quite effective, as it allowed us to pay more attention to each section of the essay and spend more time on re-checking work. At first I was reluctant to exceed the word count, but once I confirmed that it was ok to go over, I didn't have any significant issues to deal with. All in all, I actually found this essay to be easier than what I was writing in my senior year of high school. However that may have partly to do with the fact that I was writing about a topic that I am highly interested in, leading me to write more than usual.
5/25/2015 12:51:21 pm
Writing the essay has both been fun and hard. However, it was not as hard as I imagined it to be. This is most likely because we wrote our essay step by step. However, this also made my pea-sized brain to forget some of the things I wrote before. For example, I forgot how I wrote the inteoduction by the time I was writing my second and third paragraph. I should have also chosen better sources. And hopefully a better topic.
5/25/2015 01:03:59 pm
Since I had a late start, there were many things I couldn't understand when writing my essay and had a rough time. There are still things I don't understand like the bibliography. But I was still able to finish writing it up, and theres a sense of accomplishment inside me. Although my essay may be inconplete and have many things that needs to be edited, the fact that I've finished writing it up is pretty big inside me. At first, I thought university life would be more easy and enjoyable. When I found out there were tons of essays and reports I have to turn in every week, I was pretty disapointed. But I realized after finishing up all these essay, that these things are actually helping me out to increase my English abilities, and will be usefull after I graduate and become part of the sociaty. Also the method of turning each paragraph in every week made things pretty easy for me. Overall, I felt this task was quite enjoyable and feel fulfied after finishing the first draft.
5/25/2015 02:57:13 pm
It was basically very interesting for me to write my first essay. The topic was a thing that I had been interested in and there were many informations about it. However it was difficult for me to find the right information. It is because although the topic were mainly based on histories, there were different informations on some sites. Thus, I looked in some sites and chose informations which were in two or three web sites.
5/25/2015 03:07:42 pm
I had some difficulties writing my essay and writing quotes is one of them. Because I was finding all the information through the Internet, it was hard to find a good phrase that I can use.
5/25/2015 04:26:33 pm
In this first draft, I learned a lot.
5/25/2015 05:55:27 pm
It was my first time to write an essay, so I found it quite hard to summerize my sentences. Every time I wrote a sentence, I seemed to get sidetracked and start another sentence with a completely different topic. But by writing the essay little by little, I could concentrate on the topic and stick to it.
5/25/2015 06:06:32 pm
Writing my first essay wasn't hard as I thought. I think it is because my topic was the one I'm interested in and we wrote it step by step.
5/25/2015 06:09:54 pm
It was really hard for me to write my essay. My topic was really vague and was hard to write in detail. Chosing which area to write about was also hard for me because thinking about giving examples that is easy to understand was difficult. Also it was difficult to choose an example that can clearly be seen that is related to the culture.
5/25/2015 07:01:03 pm
It was hard hard for me to write an essay, but I think I learned a lot. Before i wrote my essay, I had little knowledge about structures and in-text citations. Now I believe that I am able to write in a more organised way, having better knowledge than I did before.
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