Despite the low quality of my writing, I have got one of the best supporting team for the paper. The team includes an experienced editor, proofreaders, researchers and a teacher-trainer for teachers for young learners. I know how lucky I am and I truly appreciated their support. Without this team, I won't be able to submit the paper on time. Although I am not so certain that my paper will pass the standard of the Master's program, I've learned a lot. Here are some notes for the next one:
- "no one is born good at academic writing. "
- One focus for a research paper
- Plan more in advance: who (participants), what(focus) and how (methodology).
- Describe in detail.
- Read relevant research papers more.
- Find a team of friends who would give you constructive feedback.
- Find a good balance between working and chilling.
My first step into academic writing was bumpier and much more nerve-wrecking than I have imagined. Now I have realized what the helluva world I have stepped into. After taking this gigantic mountain climbing (if I am allowed to continue), I would surely be armed with much thicker skin and some more essential skills for a M.A. Mama.