LAW: CURRENT CASES AND OPINIONS

ANALYSIS OF THE LEGAL WORLD AND ITS RELEVANCE TO OUR LIVES BOTH TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A PRE-LAW STUDENT

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Finale: It All Comes to an End

My blogging experience over the course of the past semester has been truly beneficial and inspirational to me. I have learned that I too can be a writer, both informative and innovative sharing my knowledge while growing from that of my readers and critics. The nature of the work we were asked to complete this semester has allowed me to enhance my writing skills in a technologically advanced environment that will aid me in my future endeavors. I chose to cover the area of law for the theme of my blog because I plan to pursue a career in entertainment law however my focus was on legal matters that do not pertain to this particular concentration. I wanted to give myself a chance to delve into legal issues such as criminal justice and human rights while also focusing on useful legal news resources and researching information about accomplished legal professionals. The amount of freedom we were given in our assignments allowed me to cover these issues and obtain a more thorough understanding of what a legal career will consist of and what I can expect. I never imagined I would be able to discover this in my Writing 340 course especially in a blog environment.

Throughout this experience, I feel that I was able to strengthen my writing skills because of the constructive criticism I received from Dr. Middlebrook after each post. He made a point to always be available and address any concerns his students had. During our conferences together, he allowed me to recognize that I am a great writer with strong ideas and convincing content. Nonetheless, I do have a tendency to write awkward sentences, which I found to be prevalent in many of my essays this semester. I am now aware of this tendency and in order to battle it, I have taken Dr. Middlebrook’s advice, which is to always read my written work aloud. My previous teachers and professors never addressed this issue therefore it is something I will always recognize while revising my work in the future. I also felt that my second essay could have been stronger both in analysis and persuasion. I feel very fortunate to have been able to be apart of this particular section of Writing 340. I had originally planned to switch into the Business Writing 340 course however from the first class meeting until the very last I knew I wanted to stay and be a part of the blog setting under Dr. Middlebrook’s leadership. To be able to follow the structure and guidelines of the course while exploiting my own creativity and interests was quite an experience. It has allowed me to not only grow from a writing perspective but also as a future lawyer who is aware of the legal world, its function and all that it has to offer.

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