Good question. Most importantly, I would say don't overthink it, keep your research organized, and don't be afraid...it'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.