Thanks for taking a few moments to share feedback from your listening tour session and for submitting this survey form by September 30 (NOTE: THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 7). If you would prefer to send a written summary or recording of your session, please email it to CCCC Liaison Kristen Suchor (

* 1. Which of the following describes the setting/circumstances in which you held a listening tour session? (Check all that apply.)

* 2. How many students participated in your listening tour session?

* 3. Defining composition broadly to include making notes and lists; posting on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media sites; composing digitally with video or music; as well as the kind of writing traditionally done in school or the workplace, approximately how many hours a week did each of your students spend composing, on average?

* 4. In the past year, how many of your students have written anything for political/social purposes (including letters to policy leaders, op-eds, videos with a social/political message, online commentary on political/social issues)?

* 5. During the past week, approximately how many hours, on average, did students report composing or editing with each of these tools?

* 6. Approximately what share of students' writing time in the past week was devoted to writing for informal purposes (e.g., writing done without revision, largely for personal purposes)?

* 7. Which of the following statements do you think best represents your students' comments/perspectives?

* 8. Compared to family members who were their age a generation ago, do your students think they write more, less, or about the same amount?

* 9. What are your students' main expectations of college writing? What influenced/shaped these expectations? (800 characters available for response)

* 10. How well do your students think their high school writing courses prepared them for success in college?

* 11. What kinds of strategies that they practiced in high school helped prepare them for college writing?

  Not mentioned Mentioned by a few Mentioned frequently
Note taking
Reflective writing

* 12. To be successful in college, which “rules” of writing or language do they think are important to know?

  Not mentioned Mentioned by a few Mentioned frequently
Parts of speech
Citation systems
Awareness of diction

* 13. Do the majority of your students think that writing in social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Wikipedia, etc., will be important for their success in college? Why or why not?

* 14. What habits of mind or personal characteristics do your students believe are essential for successful college writers?

  Not mentioned Mentioned a few times Mentioned frequently
Intellectual curiosity
Open mindedness
Commitment to improvement/persistence
Reflection/metacognition (thinking about one's own ideas/processes)
Risk-taking (willingness to try new ideas)
Pride in work
Time management

* 15. What formative experiences as writers do they feel best prepared them for success in college? (800 characters available)

* 16. When they think about careers or other pursuits after college, what do they think will be important for them to do as writers? (800 characters available)