YES, finally something I can rant about. If I summarize my war with the essay writing, it may resemble the Cold War, and I swear I didn’t just name a war that popped in my head. Considering this is now my sixth year, saying that my lack of time spent in Canada can no longer be used as an excuse, which is also means the terrible quality of my essays merely represents lack of knowledge. Additionally, those in-class written essays are my biggest nightmare of the year next to accounting and data management. Oh, am I supposed to talk about them in the next entry?
The issues I have been having since the beginning of my fabulous essay writing adventure either originate from the perfectionism or laziness, but some people say that procrastination also comes from the perfectionism. As an introvert (maybe it has nothing to do with my introversion?), I must plan out almost everything in my head before anything is written on a paper, or else my brain might burn out. I think that issue is somewhat fixed, but the next hurdle is even worse—I don’t know how to elaborate my ideas at all. It especially kills me when I write something down, but it sounds like it was written by a five-year old. ANY WHY CAN I NEVER COME UP WITH A THIRD SUPPORTING POINT?
People have been telling me these are common issues everyone goes through, but I am pretty darn sure I am having them way worse. Is this because of my insufficient reading habit, or is this just God’s punishment for not going to church for several weeks (cough…)?
Other than these personal problems, if I may name the problems pointed out by my teachers, they have to do with a wording, grammar, transitional sentences, and of course, the concluding paragraph. Also, my lack of speed always pulls down my marks for the in-class essays quite significantly. But honestly, I don’t think they are good representations of individual’s true writing skills. One could simply take more time to write high-quality texts, and no one can really show one’s full potential within a limited time. I don’t know…. I am just frustrated… a lot.