Writing strategies inventory

Fill out the following below by rating each item on a scale from 1 to 5 (for how strongly you agree with the statement). After submitting the form, the spreadsheet will calculate your scores. The results will be emailed to you later. You are to rate each item on a scale of 1-5, as follows.

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2=Disagree
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4=Agree
5=Strongly agree
    A01. Writing makes me feel good.
    A02. I tend to give a lot of description and detail.
    A03. I put a lot of myself in writing.
    A04. I use written assignments as learning experiences.
    A05. Writing an essay or paper is making a new meaning.
    A06. At times, my writing has given me deep personal satisfaction.
    A07. Writing is like a journey.
    A08. It’s important to me to like what I’ve written.
    A09. I think about how I come across in my writing.
    A10. I often think about my essay when I’m not writing (e.g., late at night).
    A11. I sometimes get sudden inspirations in writing.
    A12. Writing helps me organize information in my mind.
    A13. I cue the reader by giving a hint of what’s to come.
    A14. I often use analogy and metaphor in my writing.
    A15. I imagine the reaction that my readers might have to my paper.
    A16. When writing a paper, I often get ideas for other papers.
    A17. I compare and contrast ideas to make my writing clear.
    A18. I visualize what I’m writing about.
    A19. Writing reminds me of other things that I do.
    A20. Writing is symbolic.
    A21. Originality in writing is highly important.
    A22. I try to entertain, inform or impress my audience.
    A23. I use a lot of definitions and examples to make things clear.
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    X01. Writing an essay or paper is always a slow process.
    X02. Studying grammar and punctuation would greatly improve my writing.
    X03. Having my writing evaluated scares me.
    X04. I need special encouragement to do my best writing.
    X05. My writing rarely expresses what I really think.
    X06. I need to work in a group to discuss ideas or to do revision in writing.
    X07. The most important thing in writing is observing the rules of grammar, punctuation and organization.
    X08. can’t revise my own writing because I can’t see my own mistakes.
    X09. If the assignment calls for 1000 words, I try to write just about that many. writing.
    B01. I can write a term paper.
    B02. I expect good grades on essays and papers.
    B03. I do well on essay tests.
    B04. I can write simple, compound and complex sentences.
    B05. I often do written assignments at the last minute and still get a good grade.
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    C01. I re-examine and restate my thoughts in revision.
    C02. My pre-writing notes are always a mess.
    C03. In my writing, I use some ideas to support other, larger ideas.
    C04. It’s important to me to like what I’ve written.
    C05. Revision is the process of finding the shape of my writing.
    C06. The question dictates the type of essay called for.
    Y01. There is one best way to write a written assignment.
    Y02. I complete each sentence and revise it before going onto the next.
    Y03. The reason for writing an essay really doesn’t matter to me.
    Y04. Often my first draft is my finished product.
    Y05. Revision is a one time process at the end.
    Y06. When given an assignment calling for an argument or viewpoint, I immediately know which side I’ll take.
    Y07. I plan out my writing and stick to the plan.
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    D01. My writing “just happens” with little planning or preparation.
    D02. I often do written assignments at the last minute and still get a good grade.
    D03. I never think about how I go about writing.
    D04. Often my first draft is my finished product.
    D05. I usually write several paragraphs before rereading.
    D06. I just write “off the top of my head” and then go back and rework the whole thing.
    D07. I plan, write and revise all the same time.
    D08. I am my own audience.
    D09. When I begin to write, I have only a vague idea of how my essay would come out.
    D10. Revision is making minor alterations – just touching things up and rewording.
    D11. I can’t revise my own writing because I can’t see my own mistakes.
    D12. When writing an essay or paper, I just write out what I would say if I were talking.
    D13. Revision is a one time process at the end.
    Z01. I set aside specific time to do written assignments.
    Z02. I start with a fairly detailed outline.
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    E01. When writing an essay, I stick to the rules.
    E02. I closely examine what the essay calls for.
    E03. I keep my theme or topic clearly in mind as I write.
    E04. I can usually find one main sentence that tells the theme of my essay.
    E05. The teacher is the most important audience.
    E06. I like written assignments to be well-specified with details included.
    E07. My intention in writing papers or essays is just to answer the question.
    E08. The main reason for writing an essay or paper is to get a good grade on it.
    E09. An essay is primarily a sequence of ideas, an orderly arrangement.
    E10. I worry about how much time my essay or paper will take.
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