I would like to share with you my reflection after watching this video our Professor asked us to watch.
Words are powerful. Using words to paint pictures was the skill I wish to master then, but after hearing all the wisdom from Tara, I realized that I entered a portal of this academic journey that demands MORE.
I agree with her when she compared academic writing into a distinct LANGUAGE. It has grammar; thus, it has rules. It is a tool for communication. It aims for a wide readership – to be understood, not just to be heard, but to create impact. In drawing the line between personal and academic writing, Tara elaborated that it is not a thin line to be unnoticed.
IT IS CLEAR.
With guidelines, we frame each word we write to fill every sentence we make. Undoubtedly, my readings and writings are already inundated by excellent works of scholars whose words have already echoed to the world.
Tara posed a challenge to still have confidence in bringing my voice into my works as I take this learning path of being a Ph.D. student.