This essay will describe and analyse my prior experiences during the course, related with what I have learnt about myself as a writer and learner. The thoughts I had before the beginning of the course where different from what they are now, but the important issue is to explain how they evolve throughout the last three months. Throughout the four assignments done in the course, I identified fundamental requirements I need to do an effective writing and an effective learning. Firstly, I have identified the ideal environment I need for doing my essays. Secondly, I discovered that day and night affect tremendously the quality of my works and why it’s easier to me to learn in the mornings. Finally, I have identified the best way for me to develop the planning phase of my works.
When I first began the course I just had the experience of being a writer in high school. This was the first reason I thought I had to explain the fact that I’m a night writer. Back in Colombia, school day ended at four in the afternoon. After that, I arrive home around five pm. At the time I took dinner and when I finally went on to write my essays it was already dark. So I enjoyed, the time where was alone in my room watching any movie, while I organized my ideas and write the essays due for school. After joining HULT, I could decide when to write. I felt that during the day many things were going on and if I just stayed alone in my room I was wasting valuable learning time. When I ended a class, many people asked me what I was going to do next. My friends always invited me to grab a beer, to ate lunch or have a pool game. Naturally, I always accept that type of invitations. When it come to write an essay, I could just concentrated after 6 pm when I was sited in my room deciding whether to leave to a party or stay doing my essays. I always stayed working on my essays listening to music or letting a movie playing in the room.
To finish an essay I needed to open a space where I could concentrate and focus on the work and not what it’s happening with the external factors. According to MacMillan M. & Clark D, “developing the ability to concentrate, maintaining motivation and exercising will power and self-discipline are all factors in getting work done. Despite all efforts, however, a ‘writing block’ may occur, and at such a time, knowledge of the creative process may help you to explore the meaning of the block and lead to its release” (1998, p. 128). The activities that take place during the daytime make me to lose concentration thinking on what was happening outside my room. Is simple, when people are around me I prefer to socialize and have fun, but when I could actually focus on my goals through a more rational manner I always felt more comfortable doing my essays. This has happen all the time in my life.
It has been a constant in my life that during morning classes my brain is more capable to...