Monday, October 4, 2010
I am so happy the stress of the paper is over! If I could give advice to a student taking this class next term, I would say "Plan!" I procrastinate and I know this about myself. But when I look at the big picture, we had a whole term to write ONE paper! That's all. You could write a page a week and easily be ready to turn it in at the end. And don't freak out over the thesis statement. It is a simple formula. You plug in your three points and tack on the beginning of the sentence and you are golden. The areas I was weak in became the easiest part of the paper. I had no idea how easy it was to write a thesis statement (yes, I keep coming back to that). I loved writing my paper. I was rusty on a lot of points, but the whole process came slowly back to me. I can't believe I haven't taken an English class for about eight years. My final thoughts are: I hope everyone is successful in their college careers. It has taken me a long time to be serious about my education and I am glad I am doing it now. I guess the fourth college is the charm! It is so hard to get anywhere without an education. I wish I had realized that a long time ago. Best of luck to all my classmates. Thank you, Barb, for making this such a wonderful class! Take care!