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My Theory of Writing


The research is based on analysis of the writing produced throughout the GSW 1110 class. Students were asked to evaluate the writing through reflection of ideas supported and making connections to key rhetorical terms to create our own theory of writing. To start with, in the article “Shitty First Drafts,” Anne Lamott supports the idea of the importance on shaping the writing and self-assurance according to the audience’s demands. Secondly, writing process and revision strategies are approached, reinforced by Nancy Sommers in her article “Revision Strategies of Student Writers and Experienced Adult Writers.” The final aspect addressed is critical thinking, reading and writing in composing papers and analyzing sources, where this idea is highlighted by Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell in their article “Thinking Critically.” It concludes with the emphasis of the importance of the lessons taught in this course, preparing the student for the GSW 1120 class.