Although the Writing Center tutorial depends upon some common goals, you may have other concerns or desires for your writing and yourself as a writer. Listed below are goals that past RST writing students have identified. Think about your own writing and your sense of yourself as a writer, and choose goals from the list below that speak to your needs.
My additional goals are to:
Enjoy writing more (or, at least, dread it less!).
Feel more confident about my own writing ability.
Be able to get started on a writing project more easily (i.e., avoid "writer's block").
Be (better) able to identify the purpose of a writing assignment and meet that purpose.
Be (better) able to identify the main point in my own draft and rewrite the draft to make the main idea clearer.
Be (better) able to develop my writing with specific, relevant examples.
Be (better) able to organize my writing so that it will be understood by a reader.
Be able to write sentences that are free from (most) mistakes in grammar, punctuation, etc.
Be able to anticipate how certain readers will respond to what I've written.
Be able to rewrite a piece to meet the needs of my audience.
Be able to share something I've written with a friend or another student, ask them useful questions about what I've written, and use their responses to revise my work.
Be able to identify problems in my own writing, before I turn it in.
Be able to improve my own writing, based on problems I've identified.