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11 November 2008 @ 11:26 pm
I need reassurance  
I'm having a rough week. I'm currently focused on grad school applications. I had my personal statement ripped apart by my coworker. I need someone to tell me I'm not a terrible writer...
sean_montgomery: Superman - Superman heat staresean_montgomery on November 12th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
YOU ARE NOT A TERRIBLE WRITER. Period. I said it, so that's just the way it is. Believe it!

*massive hugs* I'm so sorry you're having a rough week. I wish I could make it better for you!
jenna_knightjenna_knight on November 13th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)
awww, thanks. i needed that.
Christine: writing: a labor of lovetaro_twist on November 12th, 2008 05:43 am (UTC)
You aren't a terrible writer!! I love your stories to pieces! And although I can't say for sure (having not heard your coworker's criticism first hand), I bet s/he didn't actually think your personal statement was all that bad, but was trying to be constructive and went overboard. Giving helpful suggestions in a non-offensive way is a skill in itself that takes practice, and many people (your coworker included, it sounds like) just don't have it. (and yes, I did just appear out of nowhere ...)

Good luck with your applications! What are you applying for? I am still knee deep in applications, too ... *wanders off*
jenna_knightjenna_knight on November 13th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
i'm glad you reappeared! i've been mia myself. i'm applying to clinical psychology phd programs. what are you applying for?
Christinetaro_twist on December 3rd, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
Oo, clinical psychology! That sounds really exciting. :D As for me, I'm applying to creative writing MFA programs.

I hope your applications are going well!
Barbara: Hug Peter MJ SM3htbthomas on November 12th, 2008 11:06 am (UTC)
*hugs* You are definitely not! a terrible writer. And every type of writing is a little different. I'm good at research paper language, but terrible at persuasive... Just take the suggestions how you can, and ditch the ones you can't.
jenna_knightjenna_knight on November 13th, 2008 02:21 am (UTC)
thanks so much barb. you always know the right thing to say and it means so much coming from you!
Mark Clark: pic#63884301mark_clark on November 12th, 2008 01:22 pm (UTC)
You are NOT a terrible writer and you should rip that co-worker of yours a new one. Just remember that you have friends that believe in your writing and I just happen to be one of them.

Good luck with those grad school apps.

*hugs of support*
jenna_knightjenna_knight on November 13th, 2008 02:23 am (UTC)
thanks for your support mark! i know i can always count on you. my co-worker wasn't trying to be mean which actually made it even harder to hear.
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