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I did not take my cactus to class, and it was glorious!
Got the rubric for the first assigned paper - it will be interesting to try to squeeze my thoughts into his limited scope for this paper. I am already seeing I will be writing two essays - one for this assignment, and one that rambles on and on and on to get all my thoughts down!
Silly professor "300-450 words, double spaced"
I need 300 words just to write a grocery list!
I am currently running a bunch of disjointed ideas through my head...

Date: 2015-09-17 05:25 pm (UTC)
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300-450 words is barely a drabble! O_o

Date: 2015-09-17 08:27 pm (UTC)
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Yes - I am still on my first paragraph, and passed that word count. I do have two sidebars, however - they may or may not go into the final paper HE gets.

Date: 2015-09-17 08:15 pm (UTC)
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Sadly 300-450 words is more vocabulary then some students have.

Date: 2015-09-17 08:28 pm (UTC)
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Ooooooooooh, I hope not - this is a college class for potential educators!

Date: 2015-09-17 08:28 pm (UTC)
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Ooooooooooh, I hope not - this is a college class for potential educators!

Date: 2015-09-18 04:46 pm (UTC)
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Don't feel bad. Back when I was in college, I tended to write 3-4X the number of words required just in the NOTES I needed to make before I got down to actually writing the essays. I was never a fast writer nor was I ever able to write from one of those outlines my English teachers always bored on and on about.
I found out that I got much better results by simply just starting to write about my information AND THEN go back and clean it up to fit an outline. I generally wound up with enough information for several essays anyway.
I'd start with a bunch of disjointed ideas too. I'd take them, write down what was important about each of them, and then see if any of them "went together well".
For me, the ACT of writing was what got my brain in active gear. Stuff would just come pouring out and then I'd start fitting it together...
I finally figured out that brain wiring is largely responsible for the way we choose to do things when there are several ways to choose from.
So who cares which way you choose to write an essay so long as you write a good one?
I made A's in all of my English Composition classes and actually had one of my English teachers brag on me to other people a couple of years after I'd had her class. (They must have been good or she'd not have remembered them considering the numbers of students she had.)
Good luck with it!


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