• Throughout this research essay, I have learned many different techniques for improving my writing ability. A part of this process that made a big impact on my paper was the editing and revising time given in

    • Hi Gigi, I enjoyed reading this because it can help me when I research topics, in fact, I have to research career options for a paper soon, and this will definitely come in handy. I am glad you realized that a first draft does not have to pretty or all cohesive. Indeed it is only the start where the ideas can be splattered because you are still figuring out the structure of the essay. I think this website with instructions on how to approach research papers will help you, http://www.gallaudet.edu/tutorial-and-instructional-programs/english-center/the-process-and-type-of-writing-/research-paper-the-process. Good luck, I look forward to reading it!

    • Gigi, writing research papers is almost always intimidating to me at first, and I sometimes feel like I don’t know where to start, or if I am researching something that is meaningful, or that I will be able to argue my thesis effectively. I think it is great that you said that you liked writing messy first drafts because I think that is one of the best parts of writing a research paper. Finding, learning, and writing about all this new information you are acquiring is quite fun actually, and I don’t believe it should be as formal as we all seem to make it. It’s great to hear that you enjoyed researching about the difference of introverts and extroverts, I would love to read that essay some time. Since you mentioned that you liked the constructive criticisms your peers gave you, here is a website that pin points the benefits of peer review in research writing.

      10 Benefits of Peer Review in Research Writing

      Thank you for sharing your process,
      Mia Kowalczyk

    • I look forward to reading stuff from you in the future. The fact that you decided to tackle this shows you weren’t intimated and in fact seemed to like coming up with a cohesive paper from first drafts shows drive. You seemed to have really enjoyed your experience learning about different sorts of people, which reflects well on how you probably operate in real life. The splattering of information and ideas helped you form a loose start on which you could build a more cohesive foundation. If you want to find out how you can turn that abstractness into good notes that can be used to make a better paper, check out: http://www.easybib.com/guides/students/writing-guide/ii-research/e-taking-notes/

    • Nice reflection. I also had trouble figuring out how to start my research essay, so I can relate

  • I am focusing on writing a research paper surrounding the topic of the extroverts ideal.  In today’s society emphasis is placed towards extroverts. Extroverts are seen as outgoing people that thrive on the

    • Gigi,

      I enjoyed reading about your thought process for your research paper. I did not know that these boundaries were placed on introverts and extroverts. I was very interested when you said that “introversion is seen as a weakness rather than a strength. Introverts genuinely like to spend time alone to recharge, but can be mistaken for wanting to be antisocial or reclusive.” I agree that this is often how introverts are seen. I found an article that may interest you about this subject (http://www.personalityperfect.com/16-personality-types/). It speaks about many personality types. Have you considered adding more information about other personality types in your research? Thanks for posting this, I look forward to reading your research paper.

  • I would like to further my understanding of introverts and extroverts, primarily surrounding the idea of the extroverts ideal. The extroverts ideal essentially highlights positives that can be attained by being an

    • Gigi, I m very interested in your research inquiry. In our society, I do think that extroverts are more glorified. If you are more of an outspoken and interactive person, you are praised and shown appreciation. If you are much more quiet and socially awkward, you are more likely to be ignored and considered as weird or strange. I personally consider myself an introvert, having to stumble my way through social interactions that I can’t avoid. Commenting from personal experience, I think in our society that being an extrovert is better than being an introvert as you are more celebrated and appreciated. Here is an article comparing the two, I hope it helps as a source about how different the two are and what aspects make up both. It gives evidence about introverts and extroverts and is from a reliable source, this is an excerpt from a book written by Charles R. Martin, and is from the Myers & Briggs foundation, a foundation that researches and discusses the brain.

    • The source that I would recommend is a website called psycnet.apa.org which explains what an introvert and extrovert actually is and shows further research about where introverts and extroverts originated from. My opinion on this topic is that it is better to be yourself instead of thinking that being an extrovert is a better lifestyle. This creates stereotypes and insecurities for some people that think being an introvert is bad or its not cool.

  • I think that learning a different language can be very beneficial, it gives you the opportunity to be able to communicate with others that you wouldn’t have before done if you only knew one language.
    I am currently in AP Spanish and I love taking a language. I think that it is fun and a great way to learn about other cultures.
    I think that…[Read more]

  • I really like the topic that you are writing about and how you highlight that technology can make people forget the importance of books in our lives.
    Great essay!

  • I agree that high grades are followed by how much work and effort a student wants to put in. I think that your sources are very reputable and the point is very straightforward.
    Wonderful essay!

  • I appreciate your in depth explanation for what PAS is. Before reading this I did not know precisely what it was. I found your essay very informative and appreciate the use of credible sources.
    Good Job!

  • The presence of technology has increased in today’s society more than ever before. Every second a person is online checking their email, newsfeed, or recent Facebook posts. In a population that is constantly

    • Gigi,
      I found it interesting how you mentioned that kids are becoming regular technology users at progressively younger ages and how that may link to an inability to focus on basic tasks later in life. I wonder if there would be some merit in research into how technology affects the brains of developing children; I definitely see very young children on smartphones and iPads all the time now, and wonder if this regular use could have permanent psychoneurological effects on them later in life.

  • Love.

    A very powerful word.

    A word that can compel people to do stupid things.

    There was a poster hung up on the wall with different 4 letter words. The bright red poster was right near my desk. I had the honor

    • Gigi- i love how you enjoyed making peoples day!

    • Dear Gigi,

      I am so moved by this. I too am like this. I love the poetic flow and the meaning you give this aticle/poem. The sentance that most stood out to me was “Making somone happy saying the word ‘love’ made me happy”. I love how soulful and meaningful this post is .Thank you for writting this. I was having such a horrible day amd reading this made me smile. I am looking foward to seeing you write more like this and I will return in the near future to read your posts.

    • Dear Gigi,

      I am intrigued by your view of love because It’s very similar to my own, and how I fell in love with the word love and all of the power it has at a young age. When I was a kid, I wrote it everywhere and said it frequently whether it was my mom or a complete stranger. One thing you said that stood out to me was “The word “Love” stayed with me from kindergarten to present day…” I think this is approachable because love is found in every culture, and country.

    • Dear Gigi I am intrigued by your post because the way you describe your view of the word love. but I believe the biggest reason of why I’m so intrigued is because in a way I am the same way. The word “Love” stayed with me from kindergarten to present day, to being the first word I was able to spell to making people happy. this quote sticks with me because in this day and age not a lot of people are like this and I connected to it on a personal level.

    • Gigi,
      I really enjoyed how descriptive you were in your topic. The words you used to describe the feeling of saying the word “love” made me feel like I was saying it and describing it as well. I thought it was interesting how this one word had such a huge impact on your life and how you treat people. The way you treated people when you were little by complimenting them and making them happy is something the world could use more of. I really liked reading your topic, thank you for your post.

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