I thought it is all right for my last essay which the first 2000 words long essay I written in English. I had experienced many difficulties, new points about academic writing and totally different academic style after I had written this essay. When I did this, I felt lost, agonizing and depressed. But after I won this challenge, I thought I have learned so much from this experience.
The first, I want to talk about difficulties. It has two main aspects: one is how to pick up the useful and truthful information from hundreds of books, the other is as a non-native speaker how to write my essay in an academic way. When I writing this essay, the first problem is after I chose the main topic then where I can find the useful information I need. I try to read the textbooks, do the research in the library and search for information through internet. After I finished my first draft, the second significant work was try to change the way I wrote into the academic and native way. It¡¯s really hard for me because of the way I thinking is totally different from the way of native speaker.
Secondly, after I finished this essay I thought I had learned a lot. The most significant point is how to pick up the information you need. In one thing, different people surely have different attitude. And so much information you could found easily because of the information technical development. But after finished this essay, I think I can do the research much simple in my next essay that because of I think I have got the right method in this work.
Last but not least, if I have a chance to change something when I was writing this essay, it must be waste time in doing the research through internet. Everyone can write anything they like in websites, no one help you to identify which is good or bad.
In a nutshell, it is a fantastic experience in my life because of it teaches me a lot.
I was surprised (but pleased!) to see that you found this a fantastic experience. You do seem to have learned a lot and I think your final comment about not wasting time researching on the Internet shows a really mature and sensible attitude. It is what we try to tell students but each one must discover it for themselves in the end. I’m sure your next essay will be well-researched and truly academic.
06 Jan 2008, 20:43
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