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What are some methods for "coping" when writing isn't something you are incredibly natural at? what are things we can do to help ourselves be the best scholarly writers?

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This probably impacts most graduate students! Is anyone natural at this? I don't think so!

Here are some practical tips for getting to learning to write well and perhaps even come to enjoy it. I'm a convert myself. I dreaded it but now enjoy it. I never thought that was possible! But, of course, it takes years.

First, read scholarly articles. Lots of them. Select classics (ask your adviser for well known authors or pick ones that ...

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How to go from hating the writing to having it flow -- no magic, just good habits. This will give you some insights.

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Scholarly Writing Skill Reflection

In this course you will engage your thoughts and abilities as a scholar, a practitioner, and a leader to advance your knowledge and personal academic agenda. These reflections help you position yourself as a reflexive thinking scholar, practitioner, and leader. Consider saving these statements, which serve as a critical reflection upon your growth throughout the program.
Create a reflective and applied statement describing how the week's learning has affected your thought processes, development, and professional disposition. This statement should reflect your personal learning process (challenges, moments of discovery, life experiences, and interactions). You may also include questions for the course facilitator regarding material that may still be unclear. Ideally, you will use these reflections throughout the course and the program to document your development as a scholar, practitioner, and leader, and to reflect critically on the changes that occur during this process.
Format any citations and references in your reflective statement consistent with APA guidelines.

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