"Visual - Spatial learners need to see to think" Bette Fetter
As I close my eyes and drift away to a land where there is love, health, peace, and blessings. I wanted to take the time to think and reflect.
The truth is that I was thinking about the act of writing. Somehow I find it easier to write with my thoughts flowing upon a page. To simply write. However, when it comes to the task of academic writing, I somehow feel the task is somewhat daunting, especially because of the fact that there are conventions that need to be followed, also the writing is about specific research, and evidence is required. To help me cope with the task of academic writing, I have to try to visualize the actual paper as a canvas. I have to see and imagine first.
I will be laying the foundation with my words, yet the colors, tones, and hues, will be mixed with research, evidence, and opinion. I can never begin a paper typing out the words. I find it easier to write the draft out first. Then when all the words have been typed out to the canvas, with the hues, the colors, I can begin to fine tune, add details and in a sense create a final piece, with edits, making sure that the little details with the writing are satisfactory. And to finish a title. As with giving a piece of art work a name is crucial, so to is that of a paper. Sometimes this also requires some thought.
All learners, human beings have different approaches as to how they learn and write. What you have to find is a process that works for you. For me it is visualizing, and constructing art. For others it may be to simply write. What I have found through my own processes is that the act of writing, and academic writing are two different processes that require a different approach.
Dedication: The words of this being are dedicated to all, my thoughts to share with love & kindness! :)