. How carefully do you plan out papers in advance?
How carefully do you plan out papers in advance?
I never have time to share ideas for writing and sources.
I sometimes have a little time to ask ideas or share ideas and sources.
I have used sources recommended to me by teachers/professors.
I have found sources on my own, but was not certain of their credibility.
I have found sources on my own and could say positively that they were good sources.
I have vetted ideas with others briefly.
I have collaborated on sources and shared ideas with others in the planning process.
. Have you ever engaged in an activity you would call "pre-writing" (between planning and drafting)?
Have you ever engaged in an activity you would call "pre-writing" (between planning and drafting)?
No, I have no time between getting sources and trying to write the actual paper.
I take scattered notes and jot ideas on various pieces of paper.
I construct an outline.
I go through several versions of an outline before I start writing.
I take notes and outline in full sentences.
I sometimes change my thesis/argument entirely before finishing a first draft.
I know of formal activities that allow me to test my argument, often with others involved.
. How do you draft a paper?
How do you draft a paper?
I don't really; I just try to write it perfectly the first time.
I do a quick glance over my essays in the word processing program.
I check to make sure my thesis still makes sense as I write the essay.
It takes me so long to write, I break it up into little sessions.
I purposely give myself multiple mini-sessions to draft.
I draft and rewrite each section because I usually do it wrong the first time.
I draft and rewrite each paragraph or section on purpose.
I have never revised a paper beyond a final draft.
I have made some spelling or grammatical corrections based on suggested feedback.
I have made some stylistic corrections and clarifications based on suggested feedback.
I have sought out feedback that was not mandatory/part of a class on grammar and spelling.
I have sought out feedback that was note mandatory/part of class on style and clarity.
I have sought out feedback on the entire argument or direction I am taking the essay.
I have sought out feedback from multiple people and multiple audiences for an essay.
. I generally think of writing as . . . (choose one only)
I generally think of writing as . . . (choose one only)
A Significant Part of My Life
Worthwhile/Useful (A Good Life Skill)
Silly - Everyone's Taste Is Different
. My goal for this class is to . . .
My goal for this class is to . . .
Learn about Lincoln and hope the writing just comes on its own.
Know more about source selection and establishing source credibility.
Become a little better of a writer in general.
Learn to become a better writer just through practice.
Learn specific activities that would advance my writing that I can use in the future.
Totally re-learn how to write as I have not been happy with my work in the past.
Become an expert writer as this may be a significant part of my future career or life plans.
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