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The Scholarly Paper went in with 1 hour and 5 minutes to spare – I could have taken it to the last minute, but sometimes you just have to let it go.

The biggest surprise for me was that the final essay ended up to be quite different to what I had envisaged when gathering my information and making my notes.  Basically I had gathered too much – 2000 words didn’t go very far -so when I started to prune, the essay took on a different character.   Mind you, I am not unhappy with the final result, just surprised.

The next assignment is a Portfolio – my plan is to road test one of the literacy skills models in completing this task, which will be a first for me … when I was completing my schooling in the 1970s we weren’t taught how to research just “have a good introduction and a good ending”.


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