Importance Of Writing On Procrastination

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In my first assignment for English Composition I, my topic was procrastination (Markowitz, 2015). Part of me is still that chronic procrastinator I’ve always been, but I have come to understand that some of those delaying tactics were really the writing process. I realized that while I had been doing those things I had also been prewriting, writing or revising in my head.. If I came up with an idea or a solution to a problem I had written myself into, I’d go back to my desk and write. If I was at work, as I often was, I’d make a note in the notebook that has become my constant companion. My writing process isn’t merely sitting down with a pencil or keyboard; it is also a thought process. Much of the work gets done in my head so that when the time comes to sit down and physically write, revise or edit, the pages fill up quickly. Realizing that was all part of my own writing process turned out to be a turning point in the term.
I had never really thought about the actual mechanics of writing before this class. In high school—and later in college—it was just something that I could do fairly well, but never really paid attention to how I was doing it from
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I revised the essay to go from a brusque “here are the facts” approach to a more complete “here are the facts and this is why this matters” finished product. In the final draft of Poisoned Prosperity, I was able to better help the reader see the point of my argument by adding analysis and improved transitions to my essay. For example, instead of ending the paragraph on the dangers of silica dust exposure with a citation from OSHA, I added my opinion on why it is important for companies to provide a safer working environment (Markowitz, 2016b p. 2). By adding my own thoughts throughout the essay, I was able to lead the reader more gracefully through the points I was making based on my thesis. Revisions such as this improved the overall quality of the
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