Ann W Phillips
9 September 2013 When choosing classes a person normally does not choose a class that they will regret or even cringe when thinking about the class. However, when you have no other choice and are required to take such a class then you must complete it. When I started this class I hated writing, my brain is just not set up for this and with attention deficit disorder my brain starts to wander. I am not going to use that as excuse or even a crutch I have had it long enough that I know how to work through it. Now that I have taken Writing 101s I have leaned a lot of structure and discipline and my writing has come a long way even though it is not perfect. I still have a few challenges that I need to work through in order to become a better writer.
The first challenge that I had was organization, and how in the world was I was going to complete this assignment. I used to complete assignments by taking a bunch of notes and bunching those notes into an answer. The notes were on the material I read or random thoughts. I had no outline and I really had no clue on what I was doing, I was just disorganized. This class has taught me to use an outline and how to brainstorm, and how to use an outline, which is more organized and better way to answer an assignment.
Writing papers was another challenge and when it came to writing papers I used to type over a previous paper to use that as an outline, since I had no idea what I was doing and even how to begin writing a paper. Writing 101s has really to shown me how to layout a paper and how to reference my work into the body of the paper. Previously I waited till the end to cite my references, because I knew of no other way. This was the wrong way to do it, but I did not know how to fix it and I did not ask for help, instead I just took a hit on the grade and finished the paper. I have noticed that Microsoft has way to many versions of Word and not