This week was a very interesting one, and not just because it was homecoming week. We spent the majority of our time devoted to writing our comparative essay that we had planned the previous week. I struggled just a little bit finding the motivation to actually want to write the essay just because my mind was on homecoming planning overdrive, so this essay being a group essay was nice to have other people to help bring my brain into focus.
While writing the essay I did find that I was having difficulty bringing together all three of the books (The Waves, Caramelo, and How to Read Literature Like a Professor) and connecting the themes and ideas that we had discussed in our prewrite. All of us agreed that we were finding ourselves writing a synopsis of what happened in each of the books rather than analyzing them.
Later on in the week when we had the opportunity hear from Josephine and the questions that those in the writing center at Central use to help edit and improve their peers’ writing. I found this pretty helpful, but I still feel like I was struggling to contribute to my group and the essay in a way that would make it an excellent essay. I think it would be helpful for us to try to edit papers that don’t belong to anyone we know because then we would gain more experience in editing papers so we could feel more confident in our papers. Other than wanting more practice in editing and revising I feel pretty good about the essay we worked on throughout this past week.