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Scatter Brained:
ENGLISH 1001.026
A Response to The 2013 National Listening
Tour from NCTE, CCCC, TYCA, & CWPA
writing students thought process in an
English class usually looks similar to
this: “scatter brained”
Me+Writing=
My thinking process of
writing has me all over
the place asking for
help!
Highschool Never Prepared Me
In highschool I was never challenged. The
only thing I was taught, was how to write a
five pa...
All that my English class from
high school was writing essays,
but I felt like I never actually
learned anything from it… ...
When I try to write I end up
looking like this
Sometimes teachers don’t even realize
how much writing we all do on a daily
basis, what counts as “real writing”? :
Direction of Writing
Present & Future ways I want my
writing
BEFORE:
The ends are a straight line to show
thats the end
AF...
When I am writing, I always get distracted and will
get on some social network like Facebook. Since I
do this, I usually d...
In a health profession, I do not feel
like after college I will be doing a
whole lot of writing, even though I
am forced t...
By the end of my learning
journey,in school, I want to be
able to carry weight as a writer:
Most of my writing is done on my
phone or at least some sort of
electronic device.
This is what happens when I start writing, I never know where to
start.
Produced by Students in Dr.
Andrus’s Class
University of
Cincinnati Blue Ash
College
Fall Semester 2013
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Dr. Andrus' English 1001.026 students responded to the NCTE/TYCA/CWPA/CCCC national Listening Tour questions and created this presentation.

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Scatter brained

  1. 1. Scatter Brained: ENGLISH 1001.026 A Response to The 2013 National Listening Tour from NCTE, CCCC, TYCA, & CWPA
  2. 2. writing students thought process in an English class usually looks similar to this: “scatter brained”
  3. 3. Me+Writing= My thinking process of writing has me all over the place asking for help!
  4. 4. Highschool Never Prepared Me In highschool I was never challenged. The only thing I was taught, was how to write a five paragraph essay. My first week of college, I was assigned a ten paragraph essay. If I had a teacher really explain how to write a research paper, college would be easier for me. If my first English class is this hard, what will the other ones be like?
  5. 5. All that my English class from high school was writing essays, but I felt like I never actually learned anything from it… a teacher or professor can have us write all they want but what is that actually going to teach us?
  6. 6. When I try to write I end up looking like this
  7. 7. Sometimes teachers don’t even realize how much writing we all do on a daily basis, what counts as “real writing”? :
  8. 8. Direction of Writing Present & Future ways I want my writing BEFORE: The ends are a straight line to show thats the end AFTER: The ends are in arrows to show thats the continuous path i'm taking
  9. 9. When I am writing, I always get distracted and will get on some social network like Facebook. Since I do this, I usually do not get my work done on time or I am cutting it short. I need to focus.
  10. 10. In a health profession, I do not feel like after college I will be doing a whole lot of writing, even though I am forced through classes to spend countless hours writing papers.
  11. 11. By the end of my learning journey,in school, I want to be able to carry weight as a writer:
  12. 12. Most of my writing is done on my phone or at least some sort of electronic device.
  13. 13. This is what happens when I start writing, I never know where to start.
  14. 14. Produced by Students in Dr. Andrus’s Class University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College Fall Semester 2013

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