Writing Academic Papers

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How do you feel about writing academic papers? If you have enjoyed writing in the past, what did you like about the process of writing? If you have not enjoyed it, why not? Did you have any of the misconceptions about writing discussed in Chapter 1 of the text? What did you learn in the chapter that you think might be helpful to you in writing papers here at Ashford University?

I do not like writing academic papers. It is very time consuming and some require doing a lot of research on the topic. I don’t like write papers because the subject is not of interest to me sometimes. I also find it a little difficult to do a thesis statement.

In reading Chapter 1, “many writing experts suggest keeping a personal journal or a diary to help you understand what you have read and to sharpen your writing skills” (Sole, 2010). I’m going to start journaling at least twice a week to help improve my writing skills.

Sole, K. (2010). Essentials for College Writing. San Diego, Bridgepoint Education, Inc. https://content.ashford.edu

After studying the active reading strategies in Chapter 2 of the text, read Chapters 1 and 2 and your Instructor’s Guidance for Week One again, applying the SQ3R strategy as you reread the materials. Discuss how this reading strategy is similar or different from the way you read the material previously. Do you think this strategy improved your comprehension of the course materials? Discuss whether the strategy will or will not be helpful to you in your college courses?

SQ3R stands for Survey, Question, Read, Recite, and Review. “Survey means to skim headings, subheadings, chapter summary, charts, and tables in text; Question the headings and subheadings into questions; Read to find the answers to your questions and record the answers by highlighting, underlining, or taking notes; Recite and summarize what you learned by telling someone else or writing it down; and Review by going back and reading your notes or information that you...
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