This paper will explain my strengths and weaknesses of writing. It will also allow you to see what I plan to do in order to become a better writer. During the writing of this paper I learned that I still need help with writing in proper APA format but that it is something that I can easily adjust. Writing and research skills was such a strange concept to me because how can writing and researching be a skill. On further examination of myself I realized that it does take skill in order to write a good paper. I feel like I do have great writing skills but not so much in the researching department. It is easier now to research any subject on the internet. Search engines are to the first place to go when trying to find out information. Search engines provide a wide variety of information from the life of Thomas Jefferson to celebrity news. When I was in elementary school there was no such thing as the internet and most homes barely had a typewriter. So having to do a school assignment meant you had to go to public library so you could flip through tons of books for research and then type the paper on the library’s typewriter. Flipping through the many books to research a subject was always difficult to me because I often found it hard to know where to start. “The hard part of any writing project is getting started” ("Student advice writing," 2012) Writing has always come very easy to me I am full of ideas and it is easy for me to put them into words but not always in the correct format. My growth plan is to just relax and take on my papers and the APA format one rule at a time. So in conclusion, I want to be a better writer and I am sure with the help of this class I will be one step closer to APA excellence.
Student advice writing an apa style paper. (2012, January 1). Retrieved from www.skidmore.edu