Think about times when you have had to write in a formal setting in the past; this could be previous courses or classes you have taken, documents you have had to produce for your job, or even documents you have created yourself such as resumes or cover letters. Ask yourself the following questions:

  • When you have had to undertake these types of written projects, what type of writing process did you use? 
  • Did you brainstorm or freewrite? Outline? Create a rough draft? Do revisions and proofreading? 
  • If so, how effective do you think that your process has been for you? How might you improve it going forward? 
  • If not, what steps do you plan to implement going forward as part of your regular writing routine? Which steps in the writing process do you think will be most beneficial for you?