Portrait of Myself as a
Describe yourself as a writer. Tell me what
you will need to do this year to develop into a student capable of writing
college level essays. Think about the following questions before
writing your essay, but organize this essay around ONE MAIN IDEA.
Do you understand basic essay form?
you devise good thesis statements?
your paragraphs organized around strong topic sentences which
are directly related to your thesis?
you cite specific evidence from the text to support your argument?
you quote the text often in support of your argument?
Think also about the clarity of your writing, your grammar
you know how to punctuate properly?
you revise your writing to improve the clarity of your ideas?
you know how to cite the text using proper MLA format?
kinds of comments have teachers used to describe your writing in the
Do you enjoy creative writing?
you ever kept a journal?
type of creative writing do you enjoy most: poetry, short stories or
Our goal is to have you writing college level essays by
the end of the first semester.
will you need to do in order to meet this overall goal?
this question seriously because we will be evaluating you this semester
based on these criteria.)