Reflecting on Your Writing: Precision and Clarity and Responding to Feedback

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1- Discussion: Reflecting on Your Writing: Precision and Clarity

Sometimes, when students think of scholarly writing, they think of lengthy sentences full of painfully obscure meanings, which translates into difficult reading. This does not have to be the case. In fact, scholarly writing should be clear, concise, and precise.

How do you attain this? Part of the answer is the iterative process of drafting and revising. However, there are some helpful skills you can master to ensure your intended meaning comes across to your reader, clearly and succinctly.

This week’s Learning Resources will help you examine your work for precision and clarity. For this Discussion, you will reflect on your own writing in relation to precision and clarity. Based on what you have learned from the week’s Learning Resources, you will share your thoughts and experiences on revising for precision and clarity. You may also choose to reflect on your practice of responding to feedback.

***********Review the Learning Resources on precision and clarity

  • Review the Learning Resources on responding to feedback.
  • Review your Self-Assessment from Week 1.
  • Reflect on your writing process in relation to precision and clarity. You may even choose to consider how you approached this specific Assignment in relation to precision and clarity.
  • Reflect on your progress so far, based on your Self-Assessment from Week 1.

*********Post a 2-paragraph reflection on your use of precision and clarity. (Note: You may choose to reflect specifically on how you will apply concepts of precision and clarity in this week’s Assignment.)

RESOURSES
Walden University. (2015p). Scholarly voice: Precision, clarity, & academic expression. Retrieved from http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/scholarlyvoice/clarity

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/ld.php?content_i...
http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2014/12/re...

2-Responding to Feedback

By now, you have received multiple weeks of feedback from your Instructor. Are you consistently and thoughtfully addressing his or her feedback in your revisions? Please do, as feedback is intended to be considered and appropriately addressed. In addition, you will want to review your work for further revisions, ensuring your writing is clear and precise.

For this Assignment, you will review the Learning Resources on feedback and precision and clarity. With the principles outlined in the Learning Resources in mind, try your hand at further revising your paragraph from Week 5 Assignment.

*******To prepare for this Assignment:

  • Review the Learning Resources on feedback and precision and clarity.
  • Review feedback obtained from your Instructor (weekly Assignments) and from colleagues (Discussion posts). You may wish to make a list of topics that your Instructor has raised in his/her feedback to you over the previous weeks, and construct a reference file for use in your future revisions.

*******The Assignment:

Revise the two paragraphs from your Week 5 Assignment, addressing relevant feedback from your Instructor. You may also wish to add new content to your paragraphs. However, you should not use any other sources beyond your chosen article.

RESOURCES:

ASSIGNMENT WEEK 5 ATTACHED

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/wr...

http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2014/12/re...

http://academicguides.waldenu.edu/writingcenter/sc...

RUNNING HEAD: MODULE 5-ORDER AND TRANSITIONS 1 Week 5 Assignment Order and Transitions Summary Abstract: Reflection offers the opportunity to consider how their experiences and personal observations shape the thinking and acceptance of new ideas. Reflective writing helps us improve analytical skills since it is required to express what you think, how and why you feel that way. In addition, the reflexive 2 ORDER AND TRANSITIONS analysis makes us recognize that thoughts are shaped by their assumptions and preconceived ideas. We appreciate the opinions of others and realize what other thoughts and ideas are like, and perhaps recognize how their ideas support or oppose what is read. Reflection: Order and Transitions When writing, linking one idea to another requires the use of transitions. These transitions help improve the cohesion of the ideas that are presented in the paper. When they are absent, a reader may have difficulties moving from one paragraph to the next. One of the most important lessons that I learned RUNNING HEAD: MODULE 5-ORDER AND TRANSITIONS 3 is the need to revise my work before submission. Errors in order and transitions can at times be challenging to identify as one is writing a paper. Such revision can ensure that one identifies some of the changes that could have been placed in the wrong manner and thereby correct them. Another aspect I learned about order and transitions is that when one is revising the paper, one may also get the opportunity to add new content to the document before it can be delivered. Adding new content to the material is always a significant step towards improving the quality of the final paper. Doing this can also help develop great order in the article where each of the central ideas supports the thesis of the paper. In scholarly writing, each of the paragraphs following the introduction, are supposed to help the hypothesis of the article. Where a section does not support the thesis, one can remove the information contained therein and replace it with information that supports the argument. Doing this helps improve the coherence of the scholarly paper, and this can improve the writing skills of the student. These lessons will go a long way to improve my writing in the future. References: Berger, A. A. (2013). Improving writing skills: Memos, letters, reports, and proposals. Newbury Park, California: Sage Publications. Prince, /s. (2011, January 20). Transitioning into better writing(Blog post). Retrieved from: http://waldenwrittingcenter.blogpost.com/2011/01/transitioning-into-betterwriting.html Rocco, T. S., & In Hatcher, T. G. (2011). The Handbook of scholarly writing and publishing. 4 ORDER AND TRANSITIONS San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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Running Head: REFLECTIVE WRITING ON PRECISION, CLARITY AND RESPONSE TO

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Reflective Writing on Precision, Clarity and Response to Feedback
Reflection gives a chance for one to understand, the experiences and thought in relation to
revisions. Most students have a perception that, academic writing is all about the quantity of work that
should be submitted within the required time. However, this should not be the case, because writing is
more about coherence and clarity. Whenever, the required instructions are not followed a student must be
prepared for feedback, seeking some clarification on some highlighted points. This will help one in
perfecting on how to create awareness and revising on the work for better grades.
Responding to precision and clarity
Precision in writing it involves a written communicatio...

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