The grade on my self-analysis paper came back this morning. I received 49 out of a possible 50 points. The primary comment that the instructor left was “Your paper was a pleasure to read”. My thought there when I read that was, “really? I guess I should read it some time”. I do not believe I have ever read a paper that I have written before turning it in, and I certainly have not let anyone else read them (not that anyone would volunteer to). I tend to be over-analytical of my own papers, therefore I do not read them before they are graded. Know how annoying it is to read something you have just turned in and then start thinking how much you hate a paragraph? Instructors do seem to like my writing, but I can not figure out why. Other comments on the paper included “very well organized. It flowed very well.” My internal response involves how weird I write things and the schizophrenic way that I jump between topics in my papers.
The one point off on the paper: “you cited your references inconsistently: some had caps, some didn’t.” Oops, that’s the way the journals listed them in EbscoHost.
I guess I did not do bad on my first APA paper in a very long time.