Week 1 Discussion -Writing

Discussion: Introduction and Reflection

As you think of yourself becoming a scholarly
writer, what kinds of things make you feel excited? What kinds of things
make you uneasy?

Reminding yourself of your
strengths as a writer can help you feel more confident, while tracking
your challenges can help you improve. This semester you’ll have several
opportunities to reflect on your writing and to collect resources and
strategies to help in those areas you find challenging. By the end of
the course, you’ll have a kind of “writing toolkit” to take with you as
you continue improving.

To prepare for this Discussion:

  • Review the materials on scholarly writing.

By Day 4

Post your initial 2-paragraph
introduction and reflection. In the first paragraph, introduce yourself
to your colleagues. In the second paragraph, answer the following

  • What is scholarly writing?
  • Thinking of yourself as a scholar, what is one area you feel confident in? What is one area for improvement?