So I finally brought myself to check some of the feedback I’ve gotten on my papers. I’m trying to incorporate my professors’ comments for the final essays.
It’s great when I’m on the same page as your professor. Makes my life that much easier. And a little validation doesn’t hurt either.
At least, I’m somewhat on the right track.
I don’t love my grades. Shocking, I know.
Now if only I can ace everything else.
Even though I don’t always agree with my professors, I try to see where they’re coming from. Besides, I have no patience, so I’d make a horrible teacher.
But I certainly have my personal preferences when it comes to writing. Subjectivity will be the death of me.
I ought to keep a record of the feedback professors give me. I’m sure I get similar comments all the time.
Because I’m stubborn, I tend to do what I want, regardless of whether a teacher loves my idea or not. I’d rather work on something I’m passionate about than please the person grading my work.
I try to find my own angle, put my own spin on things. When I stumble upon a diamond in the rough, I work hard on refining the idea until it shines.
I’m a little worried at how many words I have to write and edit in the next month. But I’m a writer. What’s several thousand words in 2 weeks when I’ve written 50,000 in a month?
My problem isn’t so much the mechanical or technical aspects of writing but rather the ideas and arguments. Why? I don’t always follow instructions. So I’m a rebel.
If I elect not to pursue further education after undergrad, I may never receive feedback from a teacher or professor again once I’m done. I think that’s one thing I won’t miss.