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Finding My Own Writing Style
In secondary school, high quality works and select examples serve to guide the development of children’s writing styles. I personally remember, during those years, really appreciating the writing of a fellow student, which flowed exquisitely from line to line, and always managed to win the applause of our teacher and classmates. To be honest, I was a little envious of her. I tried several times to imitate her writing style, even reading additional writings with a similar style, but I failed nevertheless. I found it really hard to concentrate on my own writing, which I had just loaded with superfluous "graceful" phrases and imaginary stories. I was so focused on wording that my thoughts became muddled. I grew frustrated with the low marks I was receiving, and was at a loss for what to do. I did some stupid things, too, like copying the words of others' work, which, though initially meaning high marks, inevitably led to even deeper embarrassment. However, in college, I wrote an essay about internet addiction among users of Twitter, which really stimulated my confidence in my own writing style. In college, I was really crazy about surfing Twitter, tweeting every experiences from my daily life, plus commenting on current affairs or entertainment news. By coincidence at that very time a teacher asked us to write a psychological essay on the subject of internet addiction. Naturally, I selected the topic "Internet Addiction Among the Users of Twitter", which was quite a familiar subject to me personally. What's more, through that assignment I was able not only to analyze the behavior of others, but also to take a hard look at myself. I found it extremely interesting. After surveying nearly 20 subjects who had been indulging in the use of Twitter, over the course of approximately a month, I was able to finish my essay, and received a score of 92 out of 100! I was really happy, because not only was it a high mark, but it proved that I really was capable of producing quality writing, and it helped me to learn more about myself along the way. Through this writing experience I really learned something. Writing does not come from imagination - it must be based on materials, and your experiences are the best materials you have, because only real events can truly touch your readers, and only by basing your writing on real things can you find inspiration for writing.
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