WRD 103: Composition & Rhetoric I: Winter Quarter 2015 Rotating Header Image

Reflecting on your Op-Eds

“Good writing” is not merely correct, error-free writing; rather, it reflects rigorous reflective and critical thinking.

Process: practicing critical thinking; identifying shared interests & values (Burke) and common ground (stasis)

  • Brainstorming & conversation
  • Draft
  • Feedback & conversation
  • Revise (revise = rethink, re-see)
  • Maybe revise again
  • Edit
  • Maybe more revising 
  • Proofread

Brooks: “I tell college students that by the time they sit down at the keyboard to write their essays, they should be at least 80 percent done. That’s because “writing” is mostly gathering and structuring ideas.”

Lunsford: Good writing makes something happen in the world; good writing is performative.

We also practiced good time management; identifying and using resources; readability and typefaces; and problem solving — what we call self-regulated learning.