Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
Do you really want to delete this prezi?
Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again.
Make your likes visible on Facebook?
Connect your Facebook account to Prezi and let your likes appear on your timeline.
You can change this under Settings & Account at any time.
How can I improve as a writer?
Transcript of How can I improve as a writer?
Director, Writing Across the Curriculum
University of Alberta
How do I improve as a writer?
Do I have a sophisticated understanding of how to achieve my purpose in writing?
Can I write for different audiences in the same text?
Have I studied the target text, the kind of text I am trying to produce?
What are the limitations and possibilities in the kind of text I am trying to write?
Have I selected the right genre for the purpose I am trying to achieve in this text?
Subject matter knowledge
Do I know enough about the subject to get started writing this document?
Should I combine my efforts with others (collaborate) to assemble the right kinds of expertise to solve the problem in this research?
Should I attend a conference or seminar to learn more about this area?
What processes are involved in writing?
Do I benefit from drafting a lot?
Do I work well with others?
Is writing recursive for me?
Do I pay attention to my writing processes (metacognitive awareness)?
Beaufort, A. (2007). College writing and beyond. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.
Talk about your work
Identify a project
Reflect/enjoy, retool/enhance, resume/engage
Research, read, write notes
Draft, revise, refine
What to do?