Write a paragraph describing how you went about preparing and writing. Begin by explaining your purpose for writing and identifying your intended audience. Were there any assumptions you made about your readers knowledge of the subject or their expectations of your writing?
Make note of what comes to mind as you think about your past writing experience. Questions for consideration: How long did it take before you started putting your ideas on paper? What kind of plan did you have? Did you use an outline, or another pre-writing strategy? Did your plan evolve as you worked? Did you change anything as you were writing? What revisions, if any, did you make after completing your first draft? Did other people play a role in helping you develop your ideas and plans?
“Not all readers are writers” (Kurland, 2000) That’s me in a nutshell. My purpose for writing was just to get the paper turned in. I never thought about the audience who was reading my paper. All I knew was I had to get it done. In college we are excepted to write many different kinds of papers, and CRJ422 capstone was no different. Sheer horror set in as this wasn’t like any paper. We were excepted to write a twenty page paper. Our instructor was a brilliant man by the name of Sheldon Silver. He always told us to stay positive, and if we were to come overwhelmed we could send him a email. He answered back saying not to panic. He told me to make a outline. Then under each point write one sentence, after each sentence write a paragraph. He said to look for sources I can use in my paper, and then expand on that. However, I did not listen and decided to take on the whole project all at once.
My plan did not evolve as I worked, or did I make a outline. I printed off the rubric. The rubric had strict instructions on how to complete the project. I followed step by step careful not to miss anything. I began looking for sources, I looked in the Ashford Library, once I retrieved the number of sources needed, I began looking on the internet. I remember reading were .gov sources were reliable. Those were the sources I used. I did not test the sources. I was just worried to get the paper turned in on time. Taking it day by day, word by word, I finally finished my paper. I knew from past experience to always let someone look over, for mistakes. So, I sent the paper to a friend. I revised my paper, then turned it in. One important thing I how know is to think about the reader.
Kurland (2000). What Is Critical Reading. Retrieved March 19, 2014, from http://www.criticalreading.com/critical_reading.htm