Other Goals to Consider
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.