Your Writing History

The idea of freewriting is to simply write without stopping to edit or structure your composition. I would ask that you follow this same logic in creating your freewrite here. Try to disregard (or move past) any spelling, grammar, and/or mechanical issues when writing a freewrite. You also need not paragraph or structure this. Just simply write and keep writing. It’s bound to have some of these same issues, but you might be surprised how your ideas flow more easily and any freewrites you do are designed to help you potentially find a topic for the essay unit. This one, however, is a bit different. I’m curious about your writing history. That said, please write (over a 10-15 minute period) to the following:

I want you to discuss your writing history.  You might mention instances when your writing was not at its best or certain successes you’ve had in your writing, how uncomfortable or comfortable you are with writing (i.e. perhaps you write outside of class), or a writing assignment you remember the most and why that one stands out above the others.  You might also talk about what is difficult for you when it comes to writing in general or perhaps it’s something more specific that gives you fits continually.  In short, provide some insight into your writing background.