Your Writing Process
In this assignment, you will reflect on your writing process.
Describe your writing process. What do you think you could do better? What suggestions do you have for your peers?
I used to have this perfection thing about sentences. I would write one sentence, revise it until it was “perfect,” then I would write the next sentence. Needless to say, this is a poor strategy. I managed to get through my undegraduate degree with it, but the demands of graduate school quickly overwhelmed me. Luckily, I bumped into a book about writing by Howard Becker, the name of which I presently forget, and he introduced me to the work of Linda Flower who advocates the stuff you read in Wikipedia, Gracy, and Booth. It worked much better for me.
Nowadays, what I really need are more occasions to write. It’s been a long time since I was in school, so I don’t have anyone telling me to write anything. The last thing I wrote was a book review (oddly enough, about a book about sentences) over a year ago. I get out of practice.
I always advise people (especially people who are attempting big projects) to not try to edit and revise while drafting, and (in the case of school papers) that “done is better than good.”
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