Ms. Gokturk

Advanced Composition

Pre-Course Reflection: How I Feel About Writing


No matter where you find yourself on the writer ladder, whether you consider yourself a struggling “bad” writer at the bottom or an articulate “good” writer at the top, you will improve in this class. At the end of the semester, you will be asked to reflect on the writing you completed in this course. In order to measure your growth as a writer, it is important to take a moment to recognize your perceptions at the start of the class.


YOUR TASK: Write a one page, single spaced that describes your attitude and feelings about writing. Consider how you view yourself as a writer (or non-writer) and why. Remember your best work, your most difficult, and remark on your strengths and weaknesses. Be honest about why you took this course and what your expectations are. Highlight what you’d like to improve.


Organize your ideas into a short essay format: you should have an introduction, a body that develops your ideas, and a conclusion. PLEASE BE SURE TO USE PARAGRAPHS TO ORGANIZE YOUR IDEAS!


You will hand in a hard copy, but be sure to keep an electronic version handy and in a safe place.