December 20, 2007

about the essay

We've done 3 essaies at the frist term, actully, i feel a little bit exciting when tutor dispose it, because it require too many words even i've never done it before, on the other hand, i expected the result. Of course, it won't be easy due to the huge word limit. i think the propose of thoes essay are going to show what's your understanding of the course, and how do you think about it. the difficult thing which is the word limit, i thought i won't be write enough word, but when i began, the other problems appeared. 

let's talk about the translation essay, we were given some choices , i chose one topic which is talk about the 100% equivalency, and at least 1000 word. we have reading week to read lots of book in order to prepare the essay well, so i  borrow some books from the library, but at last, i didn't read them, all those days i just play, play and play. then i realized the time is limited, so i made a plan, wrote an outline, than found the appropriate chapter from the book to read. after i hand in the frist draft i thought the difficultest thing is read, and connect the idea with my eassy, sometimes i don't know how to express my feeling. if i can came back to write the esssay at the beginning, i will take more time to read more books.

moreover, throught the reading week, i should have to read the books about the british culture, i think this essay is difficult, not only about theword limited but also the concept, because that's including lots of things, at the beginning, i don't know how to write about it, i made an outline, but in some measure, it just an outline without the content, i'm so worry about that, in fact, my frist draft about the curtural essay was terribly. then i came to see Lynn to talk about the essay topic together, then i realised i should change the way and the style which i write before. So when i began to rewrite the essay, i chose 4 topics which were i understood very well, and read my classmates' essay which lynn said they wrote well in different chapter, of course, read the academic book seriously. after did thoes things, i wrote easier. when i got stuck, i would read the book again.

if i can came back to the time when i began to write it, i will discuss the topic with tutor early, then i can know how to write about the essay.

after finish those essay, writing is become easy.

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  1. Tilly Harrison

    You certainly seem to have come a long way in your understanding of writing essays. I agree that starting early and asking questions are good ideas although sometimes these good intentions do not happen. However I hope that you discover that the more you understand about a topic from reading and asking questions, the more interested in it you become. That is the best way to write an essay – out of interest and involvement in the subject. I’m worried when you say that writing is easy – it is seldom easy, even for native speakers!

    22 Dec 2007, 22:07

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