Reflect on your past writing experiences, both inside and outside of this course. Consider the following questions and write a thoughtful response:
Writing Ability: How would you describe your overall writing ability at the beginning of this course? Have you noticed any changes or improvements in your writing skills throughout the semester? Explain.
Strengths: Identify and discuss two specific strengths in your writing. Provide examples or specific instances that showcase these strengths. How do these strengths contribute to the effectiveness of your writing?
Weaknesses: Identify and discuss two specific weaknesses in your writing. Again, provide examples or specific instances where you have encountered these weaknesses. How have these weaknesses impacted your writing, and what steps can you take to address them?
Challenges: What challenges have you faced in your writing process? These could be related to brainstorming, organization, research, or any other aspect of writing. How have you attempted to overcome these challenges?
Goals: Looking ahead, what are your writing goals for the rest of this course and beyond? How do you plan to continue developing your writing skills?
- Word/Page Count: When complete, your journal should be a minimum of 500 words or 2 to 3 pages double-spaced. There should be a clear introduction, body paragraph[s], and a conclusion.
Please ensure your response is double-spaced and follows MLA formatting guidelines. Feel free to use this journal as an opportunity for self-reflection and improvement in your writing journey.
Remember to provide specific examples and be as detailed as possible in your reflection. This journal prompt should help students engage deeply with their writing experiences and foster self-awareness about their strengths and weaknesses in writing.