Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hello Unit 10, So Nice To See You!

 What advice would you now give to someone writing his/her first scientific paper?

Good question.  Most importantly, I would say don't overthink it, keep your research organized, and don't be's just writing.
         What areas do you feel you strengthened in the past 10 weeks?
I'm not sure, really.  I don't know that I've made any huge improvements. 
         What areas do you feel still need improvement in regards to writing?
In high school, mainly for standardized tests, we were taught how to write 5 paragraph essays, and I've noticed that it has been difficult for me to break away from that mold.  Professor Barb suggested on my final paper that I could have made another paragraph about the opposing view.  I did consider this, but as it didn't fit into the 5 paragraph mold, I didn't do it and it cost me points.  I need to remember that not everything has to be a 5 paragraph essay.
         Any final thoughts or statements to make before we wrap up?
This has been kind of fun, and I'm very glad that it is over now.  I wish that I could have attended seminar with Professor Barb and the rest of the class, but that day did not work with my schedule.  I enjoyed Professor Zang's seminars, though.  I think that I will continue to post to this blog, though the tone will probably change as I do, since I'm not necessarily posting for credit any longer.


  1. Hi Carly,
    How are you. This is great that you are thinking to keep the blog going. More power to you. I will log in time to time to read your blog for sure.
    Enjoy your break.

  2. I am with Fariha, Carly. I am going to keep my blog going, and I will check on yours. I love your point of view, and your sense of humor. You make me laugh.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  3. Carly - I too learned the 5 paragraph model and it does have amazing sticking power! I'm glad to hear you'll be blogging now that class is done. Best of luck to you.