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ENGL177 Assignment #6

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By Rachel Doores March 16, 2015 - 11:04pm Comments (1)

I finally completed my last assignment and just received my final mark back today. I have done consistently throughout this course and the mark I received for the final assignment was within the range I was expecting. Perhaps I could have spent a little more time on this assignment and corrected some of the minor grammatical errors, but due to my time constraints I had to get it in as soon as possible. After reviewing my assignment, I noticed I still tend to use “that” a little too frequently in my academic writing. This is something I will keep in mind for future writing assignments.

For this assignment, I choose to write about a topic related to earthquakes and focus on the effects of an earthquake. I took a physical geology course through Athabasca a few years ago and I found that background knowledge helped me quite a bit for this assignment. I took amore general approach to exploring the effects of earthquakes and perhaps I could have focused on a few more specific examples and that could have improved my essay.

Generally, I did enjoy writing this assignment and like many of the other assignments I wish that I didn’t have to go through this course so quickly. However, I am glad that I was able to complete everything on time, learn more about different writing styles and sharpen my academic writing skills. 


  • Rachel,

    To write about something we don't know much about to begin with is always a challenge.  It is usually easier to write about what we know.  I've learned a lot more about many topics reading student essays.  Since this is the last one, congratulations on finishing the course.


    LaDawn Funk March 17, 2015 - 7:15pm

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