Posted on May 1, 2019
Over the course of the semester, I learned a lot about my writing style and how it differs from my peers. I saw that I am a messy writer. My ideas jump from place to place: making connections here and there. In this course, I figured out that I need detailed outlines to straighten out my paper. I still have trouble understanding what the topic and the flow is suppose to be. I am very thankful for Professor Lucenko’s papers that thoroughly explained what the flow should be like for each paper and the example pieces. I was able to reference them when I diverged far off the path. During this semester, I also learned how to efficiently utilize SBU databases, and how to find official research. My understanding of audience awareness has improved and I have a new found respect towards peer reviews. Peer review sessions are super helpful.
My opinion of myself as a writer has dropped. I’m a far worse writer than I thought I was. I’m glad I’m more aware of my flaws now because I know where to focus my attention on. My issues lie with structure and divergence from the flow. I have found that very detailed outlines are helpful to my cause. I’m glad that I took this course and learned so much about myself as a writer and been able to improve on my weak points.