Assignment for next time: Diagnostic essay

My in class essays show that my ability to write on the spot and with a limited time limit has significantly improved compared to my timed writings in high school. These diagnostic essays were timed, but not strictly. Although there was a limit as to how long we had, there was no from the time. All we had to do was write and try our best.

Passing Diagnostic Essay (taken by by new freshmen). The topic: Why do teenage girls get pregnant?

The diagnostic essay allows me to offer you some feedback on your writing at the beginning of the course. The essay will not receive a grade and does not count toward your final course grade, but I will collect and evaluate your essay just as I will evaluate the other essays you submit for the course, giving you suggestions that you can apply to your other essays. The diagnostic essay is also a way for me to see how much you know about writing an essay at the beginning of the semester.


TR 1/15 Assignment(s) due: Diagnostic essay

T 1/20 Discussion: Pre-writing overview; diagnostic essays (common errors and how to address them)

Don't worry if these expectations sound intimidating; just do the best that you can. You will read a lot of information about strengthening your writing throughout the semester, but if you feel you need to review the basics before you write the diagnostic essay, you could read the web page . You should also read the web page .