My Writing Style

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Whenever I get a writing assignment for class, it seems like a chore. I don’t have a problem with writing, but papers always seem to take more time than they should. Maybe this is due to poor planning on my part, but essays are usually an ordeal, and I dread actually doing the work to finish one. The task is simple enough, but putting it off always seems like a better alternative to writing. I do think about the paper that I have to write, but I do not put thoughts and ideas into a paper or outline until I absolutely need to do so. From the moment I am given an assignment sheet, I begin brainstorming about the paper. I may not use any of these ideas, but I think of them. I also have a tendency to forget good ideas, which leads me to think…show more content…
Because of this, it makes sense to clear my head rather than struggle with the paper. What I actually do to clear my head varies from listening to music, talking to friends, watching TV, or playing games, yet each activity allows me to get my mind off finishing an essay. For a little while, I’m able to go back to brainstorming while I have a little fun, and this makes the already-easy body paragraphs even easier. I make an effort not to forget about my papers, though, because procrastinating just leads to an unfun few hours before a deadline. The writing process changes in the sense that I have a very limited amount of time to finish working, and it causes unnecessary stress trying to complete a strong paper without being able to take a little break. While I feel my work doesn’t suffer from having to meet a fast-approaching deadline, I’d just rather not have to write a paper in an hour, or two if I’m lucky. While I don’t want to write a paper in one hour, I’ll usually try to complete it in one day. I feel that if I leave too much time between working on it, I’ll lose the mindset for writing and slow down the process. If this happens, I have to spend time getting mentally ready to write, and if I wait a long time between writing sessions, I’m liable to forget good ideas I may have had. Because of this, I make sure to get back to work and allow the words to flow once again. Depending on the topic and the class, I may have to write an additional three or

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