While looking for some papers I needed, I ran across a folder of items I’ve culled from student writing over the years. Here are a few of their observations to remind you why your work is so important.
Students know what they expect:
I expect my instructor to follow the KISS formula: Keep It Simply Stupid.
In a place of business, writing effectively means coming to a clear and concise point in as few words as possible in order to prevent wordiness.
Writing can also produce an emotional response.
I feel that one main characteristic of writing is the ability to convey ones message in a way that capsizes the audience.
Students have had the importance of a good thesis statement drilled into them for years:
A thesis sentence or statement is one or two sentences giving the reader information, a brief interdiction of what you are about to read. A thesis sentence is essential for the following reasons: so the reader will know what the paper is about, let’s a reader know what your poison is on the paper and when this is provided a reader will have some idea as to whether or not to contuse reading that paper.
It is hard for me to begin writing my assigned papers even after I have an idea. I guess you might call me a procreator.
Finishing on time is hard, too.
Due to some insinuating circumstances this weekend, I will not have my first paper ready.
I see now that the brain is a mussel, the more you use it the stronger it gets.
Teachers are put on a much higher pedistool than other professionals because they are taking care of our children and, they should be.
Have a great year, good students, lots of chuckles—and don’t fall off your pedistool.