Writer's Profile

Writer’s profile

  • When and where do you write?
  • What do you like about writing?
  • What do you struggle with?
  • Do you consider yourself a real writer? If so, when? If not, why not?
  • Do you consider the writing you do (for school and/or outside of school) to be “real” writing? If so, when? If not, why not?
  • What is your typical writing process? How much do you revise? How substantial are your revisions? Do you usually revise your thesis and ideas and organization or is revision about editing and correcting sentences? Do you spend more time on prewriting or on revision? Have peer reviews been helpful in the past?
  • How would you like your profile to be different at the end of the semester?

Class Profile:
Students like how writing gives them time to articulate/express their ideas.
They like expressing themselves.
Writing relieves stress.
They love when writing “comes together.”
Writing allows them to escape.
Writing allows them to make something real that wasn’t real before being written.

Students struggle with getting started, finishing, and sentence correctness.

Some students are hyper-revisers (revising too much) while others don’t revise enough.
We have some one-drafters and some students that go through 4-5 revisions.
Some students can’t distinguish drafting from revision.
Others feel great resistance to revision.

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