Personal philosophy on writing
Personally, I try to be as free and unrestrained as possible in my thoughts. I do not believe in forcing my ideas out. I find that if I sit down and shove all of my other worries and distractions aside and just focus on writing, I find that I am able to churn out paragraphs. What matters first is ideas and content, so whenever I suddenly have an idea, I make an effort to write it how I feel like writing it because once I shift my focus, I would most likely forget what I want to say. The editing, revising, and organization could wait for when I have finished writing.
Development in writing and as a writer:
At first glance, it did not seem as if I had developed much as a writer as I still tend to procrastinate regularly. However, the peer review and editing process has helped me catch mistakes that I normally would never have noticed, such as redundancy, which makes the writing more cluttered and convoluted. Furthermore, from reading the handbooks, I have learned various ways to revise and editing, such as reading backwards to check for spelling as it ensures that I would not skim and therefore overlook errors. By rereading some of my drafts, I saw how some of my sentences were disjointed and worded awkwardly.