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When it comes to writing, my attitude is instinctual negative/Attitude toward writing


colla26 5 / 1  
Aug 25, 2007   #1
This paragraph is about my attitude toward writing, in this case " academic writing".
I would like to have some feedback on it, since I am not good at writing.
Thanks for your time
colla26

When it comes to writing, my attitude is instinctual negative. I never feel confident when I am faced with a variety of writing task in and outside of class. Since middle school I realized, that writing, no matter in what language, is one of my weakest subjects in school. Especially academic writing represents always a challenge for me. It is not only time consuming, but also a lot of work. For example, when writing about topics I am not familiar with, I have to do research, that takes a lot of time and energy. Since there are many rules to follow, I as well must worry about how to use words and sentences wisely, written in certain tenses and structures. Furthermore, my resistance toward writing is also influenced by various types of fear. For example, the feeling of fear, not to meet my and the professor's expectation inhibits my mind and unable me to clearly express myself by using words; leaving the paper blank. Moreover, I am getting nervous and anxious, when I need to write essays under time pressure due to deadlines. The pressure is overwhelming. I definite enjoy reading more than academic writing. Reading allows me to be creative; stimulate my imagination/able to picture images in my mind, without any pressure. Nevertheless, fact is that I lack of creativity when it comes to academic writing with all its boundaries and limitations. Even though, I know that I don't have much confidence in my writing skills just yet, I believe the more writing I do; the more comfortable I get with my writing in the future. However, for this class, I will strongly agree to call myself a writer, though I know there is a long way to go till I will have enough writing skills and self-esteem to actually feel and perform like one.

EF_Team2 1 / 1,708  
Aug 26, 2007   #2
Greetings!

I think you are selling yourself short--you're a much better writer than you give yourself credit for! There's more to writing than just perfect grammar. You express your thoughts well, and they are easy to follow. Your essay is interesting and well-thought out. True, it had some punctuation and grammatical errors, which I've corrected for you (watch out for semicolons, they can be tricky!), but I think you should be proud of it!

When it comes to writing, my attitude is instinctually negative. I never feel confident when I am faced with a variety of writing tasks in and outside of class. Since middle school I have realized that writing, no matter in what language, is one of my weakest subjects in school. Academic writing, especially, represents a challenge for me. It is not only time consuming, but also a lot of work. For example, when writing about topics I am not familiar with, I have to do research, that takes a lot of time and energy. Since there are many rules to follow, I as well must worry about how to use words and sentences wisely, written in certain tenses and structures. Furthermore, my resistance toward writing is also influenced by various types of fear. For example, the fear of not meeting my and the professor's expectations inhibits my thoughts and makes me unable to clearly express myself in words, leaving me staring at a blank piece of paper. Moreover, I get nervous and anxious, when I need to write essays under time pressure due to deadlines. The pressure is overwhelming. I definitely enjoy reading more than academic writing. Reading allows me to be creative; it stimulates my imagination to be able to picture images in my mind, without any pressure. Nevertheless, the fact is that I lack creativity when it comes to academic writing, with all its boundaries and limitations. Even though I know that I don't have much confidence in my writing skills just yet, I believe the more writing I do, the more comfortable I will become with my writing in the future. However, for this class, I will strongly agree to call myself a writer, though I know there is a long way to go till I will have enough writing skills and self-esteem to actually feel and perform like one.

Great job!

Thanks,

Sarah, EssayForum.com
OP colla26 5 / 1  
Aug 26, 2007   #3
Thanks a lot Sarah. I really appreciate your feedback, but also your time and effort.
I am glad I found essayforum in the web. You are doing a great job.
Thanks, Colla26


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