The process that I have read about in this class differs a lot from the process I have used in the past in many different ways. I n the past when I was given a writing assignment if research was needed I just found the basic information I needed and write the paper. After the readings this week I have learned that there are few main questions and things you should always ask yourself before beginning your writing process. The first thing I learned was to think about your readers, asking yourself what or how much they need to know …show more content…
While all of this seems like a lot of work it is the most important part of creating a great paper.
3. What are two specific solutions that you might use to overcome these obstacles to become a more effective academic writer?
Two specific solutions that I might use to overcome my obstacles in becoming a more effective academic writer would be to think about my audience and to classify my topic. It is very important to consider the audience when writing. It is easy to forget that when we are writing we are actually writing to someone. Keeping in mind that I am writing to someone will help you to make more effective decisions about your paper. Knowing the audience is important. For example, if I have to write a letter to the parents at a school I work at about their volunteer hours, I will need to include certain information. On the other hand, if I am writing a letter to the staff, I will most likely need to include different information. The tone on the paper can also be different based on who is being written too. Moreover, it is important that I identify the type of writing I am doing. There are different types of essays and in order to be an effective writer I have to be clear on what type of essay I am writing. If I am writing to persuade then I can not use the writing style of cause and