Overview– This paper will be a description of your own writing process. Using the terms we’ve talked about in class (prewriting, writing, rewriting, brainstorming, outlining, etc.), describe the writing process you typically use when you write. Once you have your typical writing process down, describe where you think your writing process can be improved.
Use the following questions to help guide this paper:
1) What does your typical writing process look like for an academic essay? When do you start? What do you do first? What steps do you take? How do you know that you’re finished?
2) After hearing from your classmates and our class discussions, what do you think your writing process should look like? What are you doing well, and what do you want to change?
Requirements– This paper should be at least 150-200 words (it can be longer if necessary). It should consist of at least two paragraphs: one that describes your current process and one that describes the process you want to have in the future. An excellent paper will include specific details about your current writing process. You should also think carefully about your organization.
Format– This paper should be typed in standard MLA style. It should include a heading and title, double spaced lines, 12-point standard font, and one-inch margins.
Grading– This paper will be graded on content, clarity, organization, grammar, and syntax.
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Teacher’s Notes- This assignment works well as one of the earliest formal writings becuase it provides a vocabulary and foundation for discussing the writing process throughout the semester. While the meta-analysis aspect of it is sometimes daunting to students, it has the potential to provide a lot of valuable insight into the writing process early in the semester.