One of our very first student learning outcomes for this course states that students should -Identify how their views of writing have changed as a result of the work they have done in the course.

In order to do this, we need to start at "Ground Zero" here on the first day of class to see what you think, know, or understand about writing. Answer and elaborate on these questions. Don't worry about getting the right answer. There is no "wrong" or "right." Just show me and your classmates SOME THINKING even if it zips around. Hurry, we only have about 10 minutes to spend on this!

  • What are your feelings about writing?
  • How is reading connected to writing?
  • What is your favorite piece of writing?
  • The title of our Writing and Rhetoric textbook is Naming What We Know. Name what you know about writing. That is, tell me some stuff that you have learned about writing?