LAS 432 Self-Assessment

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LAS 432 Self-Assessment
The goal of this exercise is that in evaluating your writing process you further develop your skills as a thoughtful…

 

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LAS 432 Self-Assessment

LAS 432 Self-Assessment

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Making good use of the writing process enables us to accomplish two things:

  1. Extend our thinking
  2. Communicate and share our ideas with readers

The goal of this exercise is that in evaluating your writing process you further develop your skills as a thoughtful reader of your own writing and thus identify areas on which to focus attention as you write and revise in the future.

First, to help you evaluate your success regarding the overall writing process, please read over the following list and consider your effectiveness in these areas.  Please then rate yourself on a scale from 1 – 10, with 1 representing an item in which you struggled and 10 meaning you had no problems at all in this area.  (4 points)

Developing a project:

__9__ Understanding the assignment

__8__ Discovering or refining a topic

__8__ Constructing a thesis

__9__ Researching the topic

__8__ Synthesizing and integrating research

__8__ Developing ideas

__8__ Supporting ideas

__9__ Organizing ideas

__9__ Clarifying ideas

Mechanical/grammatical points of writing:

__8__ Transitions (between paragraphs or sentences)

__8__ Sentence structure (run-on’s, comma splices, fragments, etc.)

__9__ Paragraph structure (unity, topic sentences, etc.)

__9__ Integrating quotations

_10__ Capitalization

__9__ Word usage (accuracy)

__9__ Verb usage (verb tense, subject-verb agreement, passive voice, etc.)

__9__ Pronoun usage (pronoun-antecedent agreement, consistent POV, etc.)

__9__ Punctuation

_10_ Spelling

Stylistic points of writing:

__9__ Voice/tone

__9__ Diction

__9__ Conciseness/wordiness

__10__ In-text citations/reference page format (APA)

Please address the following questions concerning your writing process for completing the Course Project.  Please be sure to explain your answers in detail, with at least 4-5 sentences. (6 points each)

Preview:

I think the main strength of my writing is that the whole paper “sounded” like an academic paper, that is, without any traces of personal views coming from myself. The paper was objectively written as evidenced by the references used…