Thursday, March 4, 2010

Intimidated No More

Intimidated No More
Originally uploaded by sudphoto

Day 2:   If there was one thing I learned in graduate school, it was to read critically. Read critically and take loads of notes. Thanks to that skill, I managed to get over my intimidation and find a couple gaps in a competing text--gaps I intend to fill.

Daily Data

  • words written: 0 (0 total)
  • pages of notes taken: 2 (6 total)
  • pages of research read: 95 (192 total)
  • experts approached for interview: 2 (6 total)
  • experts agreeing to interview: 1 (2 total)
  • Quote of the Day: (from my 11 year old) "Are you done reading that book yet? I need you to help me start a blog."
  • Link of the Day: Online Writing Lab


Jessie Carty said...

Excellent quote of the day :)

I was a bit scared of going back and being forced to read critically but it really was such a huge benefit of grad school, even an MFA program. It gave me the ability to see my own work from someone else's eyes.

I am definitely a better write and editor because of it.

j said...

It's so hard to learn, but totally worth the effort. Thanks for popping by again, Jessie!