Scholarly Writing Reflection Paper
Natasha L. Clark
University of Phoenix
Since taking, SEM/7002, I have realized that I have a lot of learning, strengthening, and improving to do in developing my scholarly writing skills. As I discovered throughout these first three weeks of school, proper writing will be essential throughout this doctoral journey. And honestly, my writing skills are nowhere near where they should be as a doctoral student. I have been out of the classroom and have not had to write anything of value in a very long time. After reading the required readings for this week, I have gathered that I need to become more knowledgeable and confident as it relates to my writing. Thinking outside of the box, or in other words critical thinking, developing ideas, and applying more researching skills will help improve my scholarly writing skills.
The text tells that adopting a healthy writing attitude will improve and redirect my writing skills. I never thought about how an attitude can affect the writing. But after further reading, I realized how the attitude does play a major factor while writing. The attitude has a lot to do with the writer being focus. In my opinion, a negative attitude will not yield the desire to demonstrate a high a level of rigor. And to have a paper that is lacking rigor will yield a paper that is vague with unsupported ideas. Since starting this class, I found there is a need to slow down and pay closer attention to my mistakes. As I am noticing my mistakes, I need to correct them at that time and focus on what I did wrong in order to learn and not make the same mistakes on future writings. Using my APA manual and implementing what I am learning throughout the course of this study will help me to strengthen where I am weak.
What questions do you still have about writing?
To me, scholarly and proper writing can seem to feel little overwhelming. Since starting this doctoral program, I did...