Dylan Poon

"Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you"

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ZIP! Document of Learning #4 – Week 4

Reflect on your inquiry question and how your understanding has changed, becoming more focused, or is perhaps being reaffirmed by your research. What do you now know that you didn’t know when you started this inquiry


At the beginning of this inquiry, I had no idea what I was doing. I aimlessly cut out paragraphs and chunks of information that should have been kept in, and my paragraphs or essays that I was editing ended up like a sticky mess that was impossible to read properly. Along the way, as I grew my strategies, I kept finding that I still ended up finding things to cut out over and over, and editing would take me more than one read-through to find every possible mistake. Then, I realized that my brain had to process much more than one of the rules that I had created, making my thoughts and searching ability clouded. So, after making my list on concise writing and editing clearer, I was able to focus my editing. After more tweaking, I re-ordered my list and the elements on it, just to make the big moves first, so that the list would minimize the amount of editing and steps someone using the list would have to take. Now, I know the power of ordered lists, as well as what I had intended to learn in the first place.

 

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