I think my overall view of writing has changed, and that’s a good thing. Writing is a much broader term than I initially thought it was, and that includes making things like videos. I’ve learned a lot about video editing (er, I guess vodcast editing?) but I think that that will be valuable to me as a writer moving forward. I will no longer watch a video embedded in a NYT article and assume the written part of the article was the most difficult thing to produce. This has been my first time playing with iMovie, and I’m really glad that I finally have a base knowledge of how the program works.
When it comes to writing, I haven’t done very much strict academic writing this semester, but I’m OK with that. I think that growing all facets of my writing will automatically improve any academic writing I do. I also think that academic writing won’t be very applicable to my life following graduation in a year and a half. I hope that writing (in general) is always applicable, because I really enjoy writing, but I don’t think I’ll ever need a strict thesis with topic sentences ever again (unless I somehow land in grad school).
I don’t really wish I was working on any other kinds of writing right now. I think this course has done a good job of covering a few different kinds of writing, and because of the volume of writing I do outside of class, it has been a perfect fit for me.