Writer's Workshop

I think this is right, I got a little confused for this assignment.

* What are the purposes of your two Writing to Explore assignments?
The writing to explore assignments are used to increase our knowledge about a certain subject, and also help us establish new writing techniques that we can use from here on out.

* Who is your audience for your I-Search project? Who is the audience for your Profile of a Local Agency?
The audience for my I-Search paper is mainly myself, but my peers are welcome to read it as well. The audience for the Profile assignment is the agency itself, and also the general public who may be interested in it.

* What is the rhetorical situation for your I-Search paper? What elements does it include? The Local agency profile?
My I-Search paper includes all of the rhetorical devices including rhetorical knowledge, critical thinking, reading, and writing, the processes, and also conventions. The profile also includes these same devices. This writing assignment is exciting!


1. What are three invention strategies that you use?
The first strategy I use is listing, I write down little words that remind me of ideas that pop into my head. The next one that I use is freewriting, it might take a minute or two to get the thoughts flowing but once they start they just don't stop! And the third strategy I use is questioning, I ask myself many questions that help me distinguish which type of paper I will be writing and about which information.

2.Why are invention strategies important?
They are important for one main reason, to help us write more easily! It might take a little practice to start using these strategies, but after you've got the jist of them you'll be using them for all of your writings! It speeds up the process and also makes for a better paper.

3.How can you incorporate invention strategies into your I-Search and Writing to Explore assignments?
Well, we can incorporate these strategies into those assignments in many ways. We can practice the strategies that we are most comfortable with, then begin to use them while working on the paper. We can enhance those skills in another assignment, then carry them over to the I-Search and Writing to Explore papers.

4.What revision strategies do you use?
After writing a paper, I read and re-read, and read once more what I have written. I circle the sentences that I may not need, then I jot down notes in the margines for facts that i'd like to add into the story.
5.Why are these strategies important?
These are important because it helps us make a better paper. We can catch the mistakes and also create a better quality paper if we just revise it!
6.How can you incorporate them into your work?
I do incorporate into my work! When doing an assignment I only put in what is necessary and take out the rest. I like to revise assignments until they tickle my fancy.


I was just watching TV and a McCain ad came on. It had Obama smiling and then the narrator was saying everything that Obama wasn't going to do. It's like an Obama ad with only negative things mentioned. How tricky!


Strengths and Weaknesses

Justin Sears

Assesing your strengths and weaknesses:
Rhetorical Knowledge: In this area I have a few strengths and a few more weaknesses. My main strength is my understanding for rhetoric and devices used. My main weakness would probably be the fact that I'm not good at writing, so it's pointless that I even assesed a strength.

Critical thinking, reading, and writing: In this area I am proud to say that I have a good understanding for the critical thinking process. I like to think of new ways to solve problems and also new ways to write. My main weakness for this area is my knowledge to better the critical writing process, but once I practice it i'll get the hang of it.

Writing processes: My only strength is the fact that i'm willing to do whatever it takes to produce a good paper. My weakness is my though process, whenever I try to map out a good story I hit the main points but for some reason they don't sound as exciting as I thought they would. So I guess that means that I need to work on my knowledge of conventions.

Knowledge of conventions: In this area I know which part of speech goes where. I know how to differentiate between a single person/group that does whatever they do, yet still get the subject right. My weakness for this is my quickness, the faster I work the more I mess up. So I need to go slow and pay attention!