Writing (check this page soon for
Different Types of Writing:
Academic dishonesty, including
cheating, fabrication of information,
facilitating academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. You can read about
this in the Student Handbook under Policies and Regulations
Writing Center at
Indiana University gives a clear explanation and examples about plagiarism, and
the correct way to paraphrase.
Different Types of Writing:
This type of writing is used to
practice writing answer paragraphs to exam questions. Since the time for writing is limited, we call this "timed
writing". The focus of this kind of writing is on brainstorming ideas, organizing ideas, and using
appropriate connectors to show your understanding of the course material.
When practicing timed writing
paragraphs, I will comment on the following three parts:
content, format, and mechanics (grammar and spelling).
Journal writing is used to
practice writing without having to worry about accuracy. Your journal should
be a place where you can record ideas and feelings, analyze the things you
work on in your writing class, and analyze your own writing process. This
kind of writing practice will help you to write more quickly and fluently.
Since journal writing is not graded, it is also an excellent opportunity to
practice different styles and new vocabulary.
are several important points to remember about your journal:
- you will be expected to make entries in your journal at least three times
- the contents of your journal is primarily for you, not for me. I will
write comments, and maybe ask questions, but I will not correct your grammar or
- always allow yourself enough time. Rather than writing just a few sentences,
take the time to express yourself thoroughly.
through the following examples to see what types of entries you can make in your
1. Personal Response
In this type of entry you
write your personal reaction to something. Your entry should discuss your
opinions and feelings about something you have read, or watched, or about
something we have discussed in class. Below are some examples of the questions
you might keep in mind when writing this type of entry:
How did you feel about reading ....?
Do you agree or disagree with ....?
Is .... new for you, or do you have experience with it?
How does .... relate to your experience?
Do you enjoy this type of reading/project/discussion? Explain
why or why not.
In this type of entry you are
asked to analyze your own process of learning to improve your writing. Below are
some examples of the questions you might keep in mind when writing this type of
What steps did you go through in completing this writing
Was your writing process effective, or are there things you
would do differently next time?
Think back to earlier writing. What differences do you see in
your writing then versus now?
Explain how you felt about working with your classmates to
revise your writing. Why is this process helpful? difficult? interesting?
Last modified: August 2003