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my writing rituals when I begin working on writing assignments


colla26 5 / 1  
Aug 27, 2007   #1
I just finished up my second paragraph for my essay. I would appreciate if you could look over. I would be more than happy for any kind of feedback . Especially grammar etc..!

I need to write about my writing rituals (academic writing) and I also may evaluate my writing rituals and think about what rituals works or/and doesn't work for me.

There are certain writing rituals I have, when I begin working on writing assignments. Usually, I begin working on writing assignments right away, because I don't want to fall behind with my classwork .In addition, I don't like to write essays under time pressure, and therefore I never postpone writing assignments until the day before it's due. Also, I prefer to write essays at home, not only because the seats in my house are much more comfortable than at the library, but also I have the freedom to be myself and do what ever I want in order to get my assignments done. When I come home, I normally get changed into casual cloth, before I force myself to sit down and begin working on my writing assignments. Moreover, I cannot write without background noise. I like to listen to the radio, but mostly I turn on the television while I write on essays, but only on a low volume level, so I don't get distracted too much. It helps me to relax and calm down, especially after a long, stressful day at school. For example, as soon as I enter my room at home, I, like in trance turn on the television in order to break the silence. Also, I love to sit on my bed, with laptop on my knees. Furthermore, I am more concentrate and productive, when I write essays at night, because I am more relaxed and my mind is clear at this time of the day. To save time and energy; I usually write my essays by using my laptop. Another writing ritual I have is that I need to have something to eat and drink, placed on my desk, right next to my bed. For example, when I write on essays, I love to drink coffee, with having small bites of a donut in between. By looking over all of my writing rituals, I have to admit, that some are good and works for me and others are not that good and effective the way they should be. The fact that I like to write essays with background noises maybe needs to be changed in order to become a better writer. Instead of listen to the radio or turn on the television, perhaps working in silence is more beneficial for me than I ever assume. The problem is that once I am adjusted to a writing ritual that I have done for years, makes it difficult for me to let go and change it into one that perhaps could work better for me.

EF_Team2 1 / 1,709  
Aug 27, 2007   #2
Greetings!

I'd be happy to give you some feedback on your excellent essay!

When I come home, I normally get changed into casual clothes,

but mostly I turn on the television while I write on essays - say either "while I work on essays" or "while I write essays."

I, like in trance - besides being ungrammatical, this doesn't really make sense. You could say something like "I automatically head for the television"

Furthermore, I am more concentrate and productive, when I write essays at night, - say "I can concentrate better and am more productive when I write essays at night"

To save time and energy, [use comma instead of ;] I usually write my essays by using my laptop.

For example, when I write [delete "on"] essays, I love to drink coffee, [delete "with"] having small bites of a donut in between. By looking over all of my writing rituals, I have to admit [delete ,] that some are good and work for me and others are not as good or as effective as they should be. The fact that I like to write essays with background noise may need to be changed in order for me to become a better writer. Instead of listening to the radio or turning on the television, perhaps working in silence is more beneficial for me than I ever assumed. The problem is that once I am adjusted to a writing ritual that I have done for years, it makes it difficult for me to let go and change it into one that perhaps could work better for me.

The only thing else I might suggest is that you say why you think it might be a good idea to change your ritual; do you have any reason to suspect that it distracts you from being a better writer, or is that simply an assumption that you feel needs testing?

Good job!

Thanks,

Sarah, EssayForum.com


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