Writing has always been a very touchy subject with me. There will be sometimes where I can write for hours and hours and just get on a roll without even thinking about it, but there will be sometimes where I just hit a roadblock and just simply don’t get anything done. The process of writing a paper is easy and the layout is really typical but the process of getting the thoughts out of my head seems to be where I struggle with. I always see myself “filling up” a paper with the expansion of thoughts and filibustering until I get to the word count but I hope to be a more accomplished writer and being more confident in my writings whilst going through this class.
I thoroughly agree with Knight and the way that he describes writing. He says that we should not try and simplify really complicated matters, but we should use words that everyone understands and get to them through our word choice and our writing style. Especially how he speaks about knowing your audience. Knowing the audience is one of the most beneficial things that you can use to your advantage when writing, and it brings the writer and audience closer together. I also like how he used the acronym KISS to apply to the papers and good writing skills. I feel like I can use that principle when writing papers in my near future and it will help me not to over think when gathering ideas and writing up papers.
I don’t really know how to start off this blog post, whether to include a good quote or anything so I am just going to start it off like this.
Hey everyone, my name is Will Sargent and I am a sophomore here at Piedmont. I was born and raised and still live in Gainesville, Georgia. It’s about 45 minutes south of Demorest. I went to Gainesville Highschool, home of the Red Elephants. I played baseball for 12 years until I gave it up sophomore year of high school. I also played lacrosse all 4 years of highschool. I was going to continue my career at college but a torn Achilles and broken foot my senior year as well as a torn labrum in my shoulder prohibited that from happening.
I feel like traveling is a part of my DNA. Whether it be for mission trips with my church or the average family vacation, I have gotten to experience parts of the world and have once in a lifetime opportunities that are great memories. From swimming with sea turtles in Hawaii to having a snowball fight on a glacier in Alaska are just some of the things I have experienced aside from going to Haiti and the Eleuthera island in the Bahamas for mission work. I consider the wonderful city of Boston my second home because we have been up there a lot and I am a huge fan of the Red Sox.
My favorite teams include the Oregon Ducks and Clemson Tigers football teams. I am a big soccer fan and I am of course an Atlanta United fan, as well as FC Barcelona and Manchester United. I am a huge Boston Red Sox fan ever since I can remember, I have always liked them, as I have never really been a Braves fan. Some of my favorite foods are crab legs, fried chicken, and mashed potatoes just to name a few. I like to watch sports and longboard in my free time. And I am looking forward to what this course has to offer