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Diagnostic Essay

"What Is Your Writing Style?"

Length: 300-600 words
12 pt. Font, double spaced
Due: _____________________

"Writing is like . . . "

Your essay should have an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.  Try to include a metaphor or simile describing your writing process. Consider the following questions as you write this essay, but you don't need to answer all of these questions in your essay:

  • What are some of the problems and successes that you have had in the past with writing?
  • What would you like to get from this writing class? What are your goals for this class?
  • How do you start and finish writing?
  • What do you need to write? Do you need all of the dishes done and the house clean before you start a writing project: candles, furry slippers?