December 20, 2007

My essay Hell

In the first term, I have handed 3 long essays, which most depress me, and make me rethink about my way of study in University of Warwick.

To be honest, I have never written such a long essay before, and the longest essay is no more than 500 words in Renmin University. Not only more words I need write, but also more information the essay conclude. Then, I need to sit before my desk, referring more information from books and materials, analyzing the logic, as well as the structure. In addition, more patience is expecially important for me.

To me, the most difficulties of writing an essay are analysis materials and writing skills. Analyzing materials is the mosst important part of writing an essay, because the ability of analysis will help you decide which information is useful and important. When I write my essay, I usually feel perplexed. The decision is hard to make from a great deal number of minds. When I decide what to write, the expression is also important. The better you write, the cleared you express your own ideas, and the higher mark you will get. I need to improve them both if I want to get a better mark in an essay.

If I have a chance to rewrite my handed essay, I will spend more and more time on reading books and materials. I would not begin to write until I have a clear structure in my mind. The first time I write my essay, I spent a great deal of time on the writing. Even I have no words to say, I still wrote. And the aim of my writing an essay is to get the 1000 or 2000 words.

In conclusion, writing is a kind of output. If no input, do not expect a good work. No matter what levels I belong to, I will try my best to write an essay. I believe my essay will get an obvious improvement after the Christmas vocation.


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  1. Tilly Harrison

    I think the lesson you learned about trying to structure your ideas before starting to write is a good one (making a plan or outline) but sometimes it is helpful to ‘just write’ in order to get started. As long as you know that you can change or delete the first drafts then there is no problem with writing a few paragraphs. However if you have ‘no words to say’ that might be a problem! I hope next time you will be able to read and analyse more effectively so that you have plenty to say!

    06 Jan 2008, 21:32


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