20 May 2011

Writing for School

One of the odd things I've encountered during my MBA program is writing assignments. To be precise, it's not the assignment so much as it is the assessment of the assignment.

Every assessment has had one of two reactions: lacks detail and needs to be expanded; great explanation and understanding of the content.

To me, I write the same regardless of the content. How can I in one situation be lacking detail and in another explaining just fine?

If I apply a critical eye to it, I get this feedback when I am not as comfortable with a subject. Even though I feel like I am not adjusting my writing style, my lack of confidence in the subject matter is showing through.

Have you experienced this sort of dual-sided feedback? If so, leave a note in the comments. I wonder if others have found a similar reaction as I did: If you fake it, it shows.

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