What Kind Of Writer Are You?

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What Kind Of Writer Are You?


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  • 1. 
    When I get a new writing assignment; the first thing I do is:
    • A. 

      Start free writing and brainstorming about topics I find interesting

    • B. 

      Read my classmates’ discussion board posts before I get started. I like to have an idea of how other people are approaching the topic to see if I’m on the right track

    • C. 

      I have other assignments I need to do first, so I don’t really think about it until at least Friday

    • D. 

      Panic a little and worry that I can’t do it

    • E. 

      Break down the assignment into smaller tasks to complete throughout the week

  • 2. 
    When I start writing, I typically feel:
    • A. 

      Relaxed – it’s easy to express myself in words

    • B. 

      Focused – I have an idea of what I want to say and how I want to say it

    • C. 

      Frustrated – words don’t come easily to me

    • D. 

      Blank – I have a hard time getting started

  • 3. 
    When I finish a draft and turn it in for a grade, I feel:
    • A. 

      Relieved – at least that’s over with!

    • B. 

      Worried – it wasn’t as good as I had hoped it would be

    • C. 

      Confident – I think I did my best.

    • D. 

      Exhausted – I worked right up to the deadline and feel completely drained.

  • 4. 
    When I have to do major revisions on a draft, I:
    • A. 

      Add to sections where I felt the most confident and cut back on places I thought were weak.

    • B. 

      Read over my instructor's feedback and focus on the places where I lost points.

    • C. 

      Make very few changes; I don’t know how to say things differently than what I already wrote

    • D. 

      Feel overwhelmed and frustrated about having to go back to the beginning of the writing process

  • 5. 
    When I have to write a research essay on an unfamiliar topic, I spend the most time:
    • A. 

      Writing about what I know, then researching what I’m not so sure about as I go

    • B. 

      Finding one or two good sources and using a lot of quotes from them.

    • C. 

      Researching the topic and writing an outline

    • D. 

      I usually do everything all at once and write the draft in one go

    • E. 

      Worrying about the introduction. I don't really know how to start.