Sunday, September 20, 2009

Learning the Law and Liking It

It’s been a good weekend around here. We’ve had nice weather and we’re just enjoying the last bits of sun for a while :-) I’ve got some great news. I got my latest assignment back from my teacher and I did very well. For those of you who may be new here, I had to do an assignment for my freelance and feature writing course and it covered the law and how it applies to journalism and writing as a whole. The assignment involved answering several essay questions about different scenarios. I’m by nature more of a creative type, so it was really good to get outside my comfort zone and work my analytical muscles :-) In the end I enjoyed it a lot. It is good information to have.

As I wrote in a previous post, it made me tap into that other side of my brain…the non-creative part. But the good news is…drum roll please….both sides work ;-) … lol.

I really loved these two lines of my teacher’s feedback. It made my day. He wrote,

“Thank you for your latest assignment, which was a challenging one! However, you were very equal to it, with some very solid research.”

I love that! (smile) It's a beautifully simple comment, and it meant so much to me.

So I’m one happy woman right about now. Next, it’s on to more article writing lessons. I’ll keep you all posted on how I’m doing with my course. I just had to share my great news! :-)

12 comments:

heidi said...

Congratulations!! What awesome feedback!

Keiara Wells said...

that's fantastic :) I'm all creative and practically zero analytical. well done to you for rising to the challenge! xox

VABookworm87 said...

I love getting good feedback from professors :o) It really brightens up the day, doesn't it?

Mountain Woman said...

I'm here catching up on what's been happening in your life. I'm so glad your teacher saw how talented you are. Anything you choose to write will be fabulous and I know it must have been wonderful hearing his praise.

Anne said...

Congratulations! That is great news. I hope the rest of your assignments are as successful!

Regina said...

Great news Dori! You are FABULOUS! I was just telling my daughter yesterday that teachers have a three-fold job and that is to teach(present) the information; coach us in adapting or applying it to our lives and lastly to motivate us by giving feedback! The entire conversation came up because I had an extremely hard assignment and once it was submitted I anxiously waited for feedback and finally after 2 weeks of waiting the teacher came back with "Good Job", WHAT?? I was pissed! I needed to know what part of the info I was strong in and what needed more work!
But anyway I digress! Awesome job in stretching yourself!

jakill said...

Well done, Dori. Keep up the good work and keep on enjoying it.

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Congratulations this is awesome!! I am zero organization and analytical and I have been through college and proven it!!

Wow Dori I think everything you do turns out really really good. I am glad your teacher saw that in you as well!!

Jackie XX'S

Ivanhoe said...

I'm so happy for you girl. Keep writing :o)

giftsofthejourney said...

Congratulations Dori! I remembered this post yesterday and how I had forgotten to come back and leave a comment and then forgot again until this morning. I'm too young for senior moments!

It's always so good to receive a positive response to something you love doing especially if as you said, it involves stretching into new directions a bit.

Dori said...

Thanks everybody for your support :) Yep, good feedback brightens your day and also community like this does it too...so I really appreciate it. I love sharing with you all. Have a great day! :)

vchelle said...

Great job!! I know what you mean when great comments come from the teacher! I'm going for my Master's in Professional Writing and I can tell you it is not easy when I, like you, am not use to using both side of my brains! You gave me inspiration today! You go girl!