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The Challenge Of Scholarly Writing

--Think about your prior writing experiences. How did you feel about your competency as a writer? What were some of the stumbling blocks that you have had to overcome? Who (or what) did you go to for help? What are some of the areas related to writing that still concern you? What challenges do you foresee in your becoming skillful as a scholarly writer?

--Your thoughts on why students have difficulties writing, including, but not limited to, fear of writing, past educational experiences in writing, and writer's block. Then, drawing on the Learning Resources and your own experience, suggest two or more strategies for addressing difficulties of scholarly writing.

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I think that I am very competent as a writer, due to the fact that I have had some of my writing published. One of the stumbling blocks that I had to overcome was the lack of confidence in my writing ability, and another stumbling block was finding the correct amount of words that are needed to convey a message without overwhelming the reader with ...

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