Currently, I am taking two classes. Neither is difficult, but both (especially accounting) are very time-consuming. So time-consuming that I have been working on assignments or other class projects on Friday. In the past, I have always had each of my projects completed before Friday, though sometimes I have taken time to review before sending on Friday morning. This month I have not.
The University offers an online writing center where students can submit their papers or make appointments to get feedback. Thus far it's been a very devastating experience for me. But then again, I haven't used for almost two years. It appears I had only used it three times the very year I started, and may not have used it at all, but it was required in one of the classes that I took.
The idea is to get feedback on grammar, sentence structure, APA format and so forth. It could be useful to me this mod if I could better plan for it. As all assignments are due on Saturday and I often don't have my assignment finished until Friday and the center needs at least 48 hours to return, I have not gone with that option. For the most part, having a friend read for me and give me instant feedback has been more beneficial.
Turning an assignment is not a big deal. The waiting might be, but it beats trying to keep an appointment that I was unable to get into because my connections wouldn't work. The school may have improved the system, and I do have a laptop in which I was able to get on to blackboard without a major struggle. Because of the trauma I had encountered, I never did bother with it again.
However, this week I had actually completed the assignment for my Ethics class on Tuesday and so chose to turn it into the writing center for feedback and moved on to a more extended research and wordy assessment for my accounting class. The accounting essay has now been graded and I am still waiting for feedback on my Ethics assignment so I can get that turned in.
I know that my paragraphs either need to be spread out into two or three while others should be combined. If I don't receive feedback from the center by tomorrow, I will turn it in according to what I feel is best. Thus far I have received full credit for what I've turned in. Grammarly doesn't always make accurate corrections on the entire spread, though it does seem to capture most of it - a lot more than spell check. But still . . .