week 1

Hello everyone! I firstly would like to apologize for my delay as I have been dealing with several technical issues. My name is Melanie Cecconi and I am french and italian but I was born in New York City. I recently transferred to Baruch so this will be my first semester here. I have always enjoyed creative writing and pushing myself with critical thinking when I do so.

My goal for this class is making sure I adapt to this online forum and organize myself in order to produce quality work in ways that can challenge my writing. I would also love to learn anything new, maybe certain writing techniques or skills that I haven’t yet acquired. The only question/ concern I have is about the online forum and making sure I don’t miss certain assignments or somehow get delayed because of it. 

One of the best skills I have been taught in writing is critical analysis that comes with your thought process. The most important thing to realize when writing is that your audience can’t read your mind, therefore you need to thoroughly explain your thought process in a concise way for anyone reading it. Citation has always been emphasized in my previous English courses as well and is something I make sure to do properly. I love to write whenever I get a chance to for any aspect of my life as I have found it to be very helpful in keeping me organized and disciplined without keeping everything in my head. I’m not someone who talks very much, which is why writing is the perfect tool for me to express my thoughts and my opinions in a way that will sound thought out and not jumbled through my speech.

 

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  1. Melanie it’s great to have you here with us this semester. Welcome to our class and Baruch!

    I completely understand your concerns about staying on top of assignments and organized. Being online only means you have to be very self-motivated and keep track of things in a way you don’t have to as much in a face-to-face class. It can be challenging!

    I try to send out multiple messages a week with reminders about what we need to do and turn in and if you’re ever missing anything I try to reach out individually too. If you’re ever worried you’re missing something, starting to feel overwhelmed or stressed (even before falling behind!) or have questions about anything at all don’t hesitate to email me. I’m always happy to chat and we can set up a Zoom time if that’s easier too.

    I’m looking forward to reading your writing more and having you with us this semester. Thanks, Melanie!

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