There were many new writing experiences for me as I started going back to school again, after so many years. The biggest one is the American Psychological Association (APA) style manual. Learning that, or at least trying to figure out when out how to use it. Another thing is when I first started to learn how to blog. I’ve never done with one of these. They are both the hardest and newest experience I’ve had so far in my writing.
One of the discussions I think was the most interesting was when I learned about stress in my Human Relations class. The reason I say this, is because as we come to the end of my first semester I had my own share of stress. Also I found out there was many different kinds of stress and finding out what kind I had was the most interesting. Although we didn’t have a full blown conversation on the stress topic, we did an “on-class” activity on stress. It was almost like a test, we added up the point to each answer we have had happen to us in the last year. For myself I had a lot. After I took this “stress test” I had found out that I have an 80% chance of getting sick.
With my other four classes I took this semester I had many papers to write. Using the American Psychological Association style manual was mandatory in every class. This was also mandatory to do my reference pages with all my papers.
The writing experience helped me the most is actually writing y papers first and then typing them. That way I can edit everything typing it. I found this to be the easiest for me because I could see everything on paper first. It was also very easy for me because I used this method in high school so it was extremely familiar.
The most significant mentor to me would hands down have to be Stephanie Laterra. Stephanie is currently my First Year Experience teacher. Anytime I had a problem or I was really stressed about school, she always talked to me. Also she gave me some advice to relax myself so I wasn’t stressing so much. She could tell I...