Thursday, March 15, 2012


         True or false easy, multiple choice a piece of cake, matching cool, and then I notice there’s an essay part at the end of the test that throws me a curve ball. Have this ever happened to you?  If not, aren’t you lucky. Anyhow, back to my story. I was feeling great about the test, until the essay part. When did my professor sneak in this part? I became tense and lost my focus. For reason, I couldn’t put my answer to the essay question into words. I knew what the topic was, but I couldn’t find the right words to define it. All I could do was give examples. My mind went blank. This had never happened to me before. I don’t know if it was the fact the essay question was unexpected, but I froze. I was extremely disappointed in myself. I am usually at essays.
            Even though I was disappointed in myself and thought I didn’t do a good job on the essay question, the next class I got my test back and there it was; A big, fat “A”.  I got an “A”?  Really?  Well, it turns out that I gave so many examples that the definition ending up being in one of them. I got all the points for my essay. I did great on the rest of the test. I was happy. I’m still happy. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


            Sometimes, I can’t find the words to say, out loud, how I feel or what I think. This has led me to notice that it is easier and better for me to write down what I think and feel first, than to say it and things get left out, my thoughts are incomplete, and/or don’t make sense. My words and thoughts come to me easier when I write it down. Writing my thoughts out helps me develop my ideas, organize my thoughts, and communicate more effectively.
            When I write my thoughts down, my ideas began to develop and become more complete. I am able to brain storm and focus more on what I want to say. Seeing my thoughts on paper helps me not to forget anything. I choose the ideas I want to develop and began to organize my thoughts.
            Now that it’s time to organize my thoughts, I have to structure them so that it runs fluently together without any snags. If I don’t organize my thoughts, everything will be all over the place and won’t make me sense. This is why I place my thoughts in order from one step to another or by importance. It creates a better effect that way.
            Since I have developed my thoughts, and organized them, I will, now, be able to communicate more effectively.  How, you make ask? Well, now I absolutely know what I want to say and how I’m going to say it. Everything is complete and ready to be presented.
            Writing your thoughts down will help you to develop into a better writer. It really helps me. It’s great practice. I will continue to write my thoughts down.