What I liked about writing the first essay was that I felt more than prepared to write about my topic based on all the time we spent researching and prewriting. What I liked about writing my first essay was that I was able to choose the topic and argue for my side. A challenge that I ran into while writing was finding a view against my opinion. College tuition is generally an agreed upon subject, most people think it is too high. I found it challenging to find opposing viewpoints and incorporate them into my writing. I also found it difficult to find sources that were focused on ways to reduce college tuition and how the general public should go about doing it. For my next paper I will focus more on outside views that propose solutions for lowering tuition to strengthen my writing.
It was a lot harder than I expected to write my first essay. There isn’t a lot of hard factual research for my topic because it a mostly opinion based subject. This paper was easier than I expect the rest to be mainly because I just had to define what I was researching, but in the future I foresee issues with finding research to back up my stand on the topic. I am most nervous about finding fifteen sources to complete my annotated bibliography because there isn’t a lot of information out there.
I think in the future I have to work harder on my research in order to be more successful with my topic. I have to sift through the websites and journals to find articles that help me further understand my topic rather than ones that give opinions on how the media should change the way it reports stories.