To help you prepare for your next composition course, the tutorial typically focuses on the types of writing done in the first two essay assignments for COCC150. At the end of the semester, you and your tutor will collect the pieces you agree are the strongest examples of your writing. The Writing Center Director will then read through this portfolio of your writing to look for evidence of writing strengths, including the following, specific features:
effective critical reading strategies,
accurate and concise summary of a piece of writing, using conventions of academic summary,
response to a piece of academic
writing using well-developed, relevant examples from personal experience and
outside reading, and
purpose, audience, focus, development, organization and coherence.