I’ve folded the paper, stuck tape on it, tied it up in a bow and stashed it away until Christmas. Presents aren’t the only things being wrapped up at this time of year, however. I am writing this last blog post in lieu of my Writing 110 class coming to a close very soon.
Since I have been writing from a very early age and have already been exposed to intense grammatical and writing study, I can’t say I learned an immense amount from this class, but one can always learn more. I learned how to improve my narratives most. I like to try to make my writing interesting, especially since I usually write boring research papers. Starting with an amusing story, I find, catches readers more than stating boring facts. The improvement of this skill has helped me with boring research writing and the occasional fun assignment (like the narrative paper).
I have and always will struggle with research papers. Maybe it is because I perceive them as being so boring and tedious. When writing one, I have to be so careful to have formal grammar, and am ever watchful of breaking plagiarism rules. I don’t enjoy them unless I can put my own creative twist on them. For my research paper I chose to answer whether stereotypes of the Irish were true depictions of those from Ireland. It was more fun because it wasn’t your serious, typical research paper. If I can find some small way to twist my projects to be more fun, I might not struggle as much with research papers.
Creativity is something I love, so narratives are something I greatly enjoy. Boring research papers are my least favorite assignments.