When I'm actually writing, I write as fast as a turtle can crawl. A 2 page essay usually takes me around 6 hours to finish. My teacher once told me to use a process called brainstorming which I tried but found it not very helpful. It's no brain buster for me to start an essay. I just sit down, roll up my sleeve and start jotting down that first sentence. But what comes next is an arduous journey. I usually have thoughts going on in my head and while I'm pondering on which thought to put down on paper, I would forget what they were and I have to start thinking all over again. It is extremely taxing on me mentally. Once I'm stuck, which occurs almost after every sentence, I would reread the whole essay again. Worst yet, I have a fond habit of procrastinating. I can only write in peace and quiet, and that's only possible after everyone's in bed. Then surrounded by the infinity darkness of my room, I would merge with my paper and pen under the dim table lamp voided from the consciousness of space and time. Only when dawn glimpse through my window, would this timeless eternity be shattered. I would wait until night to start my writing trek, and "night" means the night before the assignment is due. This way I can finish the essay in one attempt instead of having to span over
Confidence isn’t everything, right? Wrong. Okay maybe it’s not EVERYTHING, but I believe that confidence is something everyone needs. Being able to appear strong and content with yourself to just about anyone and everything out there is key to even the slightest bit of success.
STOP! DROP! ROLL! I was ten, the most terrifying event I had been through was riding the little dragon roller coaster at the fair, but that night changed it all. The fear that started in my head spread like wildfire to the rest of my body from the tips of my fingers to the bottoms of my toes. My heart was racing so fast that it could have beat Usain Bolt in a 100m dash. Stop, drop and roll, three steps that should have come naturally, but instead I froze, looked down at my yellow and black checkered flannel in complete terror, fearing for my life.
I had always assumed that my legs were strong and that I had decent muscle control, however, this thought was proven wrong at the beginning of my junior year in high school due to a detrimental injury. It was the first game of fall league for basketball, and within the first five minutes I had succumbed to an injury. Tearing my ACL and Meniscus has taught me to continue improving on my strength, not let this one injury keep me down, and to keep a positive mindset.
Have you ever felt so nervous in your life that your mind ached with anxiety. It was the final race in my seventh grade track season, but little did I know my anxiety became the least of my worries.
When I write a paper, it depends on how I feel and the other work I have to get done. Once I feel it is time to write, I go straight to the living room and embrace my inner Shakespeare. Normally I write at night. I tend to think better when the sun is down. To be honest, my brain works best when it is slightly tired. My best ideas come from a sleepy brain. While I am writing, I typically have a few tabs open to help me write a better paper. One tab I will aways have open is a dictionary. If I know there is a better word to use but I can not think of it, I will use the dictionary. My writing schedule is plan, procrastinate, then write. I plan out what I will write about the day I am assigned to the essay. Then I will procrastinate writing the essay because I tell myself I need time to edit my plan. Finally I will write the essay the day before it is
What’s next?” This may last ten minutes, or twenty, or even an hour. Sometimes, I just put all of my papers away and do something else, but usually (I have already begun!) I don’t allow myself to give up writing. Also, I tell myself, “I should write because I must, because I will write this anyway today or tomorrow. Why not do it right now?! So, write!” In addition, I try to begin from the middle. For example, if I need to write an essay, I don’t always begin with an introduction. Often, I write body paragraphs, then introduction. Then I may correct my paragraphs or even swap them, and then I write a conclusion. Very rarely do I write a conclusion first, and then the rest of the essay. Although it may look funny to start an essay with a conclusion, sometimes this helps me to stick around and continue writing.
Self Evaluation To be honest, I have never really enjoyed writing that much. Even though I don't enjoy the activity, years of english classes have made it easier and more bearable for me. In addition these classes have taught me numerous techniques and tips for crafting a fine paper. Even though I have a few good qualities that make me a decent writer, I believe that my greatest one is my ability to plan and structure essays. When I write a larger paper I start with an outline that plans out my introduction, main points, sub-points, and conclusion. This outline helps me organize my thoughts, so when it comes to writing my actual essay the process is faster and my ideas are coherent and easier to understand. Outlining my papers before I write
Drafted Today they came back, just like they said they would, just like I knew they would. Today was different though, unlike last time they weren't testing, they were collecting. Every 4 years the kids who are “ lucky ” enough to be ages 10 -18 at the time get to participate in the draft.
This is a piece of writing that shouldn’t have been as long as it was. I just thought of the story as I wrote it, so I paused often to think of what I wanted my next word to be. I don’t think that anyone can produce the same exact thing that I did since everyone is different and thinks differently. I didn’t procrastinate on this assignment, but I still slept really late that night because I hadn’t intended to write a 10 page paper in one sitting. I won’t procrastinate in college since I can get kicked out easily and I won’t procrastinate at my job because I can’t afford to get fired. I was being personally accountable and managing my time. Procrastination will probably be something that I’ll always have to deal with, but hopefully, I’ll
When I started writing my first essay, I assumed I did everything correctly. I did have high expectation of getting an excellent paper, but on my writing, it had a weak body, improper punctuation , and misplaced ideas in my essay. As much this hurts me, I knew then I need more practice and correcting myself even more. I felt like my writing were more as like a high school essay than a professional college paper. All the teaching about how to write a descriptive, narrative, persuasive, or even write an expository during my high school years was a lie. I was taught the wrong idea from the start. I did learn to use other words, organize, and properly construct an essay. I have improve my ability of writer.
EXT. SCOTT FIELD RUNWAY - DAY Taking PIPER PA 28 161 WARRIOR II - DAY HAROLD, is a flight instructor. He is in his mid fifties, and is too lackadaisical to be giving lessons. His hair is a frazzled mess. He looks as though he just rolled out of bed. He leans back in his seat wearing sunglasses, having not a care in the world.
Me procrastinating is not something that is new. Procrastinating has always been a struggle for me. I have always had a hard time getting my task done on time. Usually its hard for be to motivate myself and I find myself doing lots of assignments last minute. But I am
In my writing I had many challenges that i had to overcome. Since I was doing a biography, my objective was to find information about that person on what he does and comes from. So I would go find my resources from multiple online sites and see if that site
Ever since I was young, I practically excelled at everything I did. I don’t know if I had some godlike genes or some other unknown reason, but, it made life pretty fun and easy. This was especially true regarding school. It was always easy for me and I finished every assignment effortlessly way before any of my peers did. Which left me with a lot of free time inside and outside of class. So, for assignments that we had to take home and do, I procrastinated and didn’t start them until the last minute. I didn’t procrastinate because I didn’t want to do it, I procrastinated because I was confident in my ability to finish the assignment the night before or even sometimes the morning of. Along with procrastinating, I also did not take any notes