1.3 Introduction to College Writing: End-of-Chapter Exercises

[1]End-of-Chapter Exercises

  1. Using Canvas, find the first large writing assignment you have. Locate the rubric. Write down 3 questions you have about those expectations and make plans to either speak with your instructor during or after class and/or during their office hours.
  2. Interview a professor about his or her work. What drew them into their field? What do they work on in their scholarly or creative endeavors? What do they most enjoy about teaching? What behaviors do they like to see in students?
  3. Go to Professor Stephen Chew’s website about good study practices and watch the first video titled “Beliefs that Make You Fail … or Succeed.” How can the concept of metacognition be used to explain why good papers are challenging to write?


  1. 1.3 was borrowed with minor edits and additions from Writing in College by Amy Guptill which is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


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