What the heck is the writing process and why does it matter?

  • Does your essay have a specific audience that it is written to? Is your writing directed to that audience?
  • Does your paper have specific claims? Does your paper take a position? Do you have the appropriate evidence to support your claims?
  • How many drafts did it take for you and your group to complete an essay that flows? How did you strategize to get this done? What have you learned about teamwork?
  • What does writing in groups change about the writing process? What is easier/harder about writing in groups?