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ULL First-Year Writing Survey English 101 102

Which of the following most accurately describes your situation (check one):
I have taken/plan to take all my first-year writing courses (90, 101, 102, or 115 as applicable) at
ULL
I have taken one or more first-year writing courses at another university and am completing the
first-year writing requirement at ULL
I have taken one or more first-year writing courses in high school through dual enrollment
I have received automatic credit for one or more first-year writing courses from testing (AP
exam, ACT/SAT score, CLEP) and am completing the first-year writing requirement at ULL

1.During the current school year, for how many of your writing assignments have you done each of
the following? Write a number in each space in the left-hand column.
5=All assignments, 4=Most assignments, 3=Few assignments, 2=One assignment, 1=No
assignments.
Brainstormed (listed ideas, mapped concepts, prepared an outline, etc.) to develop your
ideas before you started drafting your assignment
Talked with your instructor to develop your ideas before you started drafting your
assignment
Talked with a classmate, friend, or family member to develop your ideas before you started
drafting your assignment
Received feedback from your instructor about a draft before turning in your final
assignment
Received feedback from a classmate, friend, or family member about a draft before turning in
your final assignment (this includes class peer review activities)
Visited the Writing Center to get help with your writing assignment before turning it in
Used an online tutoring service such as SMARTHINKING to get help with your writing
assignment before turning it in
Used the course textbook to help you as you wrote and revised the assignment
Proofread your final draft for errors before turning it in
2. During the current school year, in how many of your writing assignments did you:
5=All assignments, 4=Most assignments, 3=Few assignments, 2=One assignment, 1=No
assignments.
Narrate or describe one of your own experiences
Summarize something you read, such as articles, books, or online publications
Analyze or evaluate something you read, researched, or observed
Do field research (interviews, informal or formal surveys) for research-based writing
Argue a position using evidence and reasoning
Summarize and refute opposing views (counter-arguments) in argument-based writing
Use ULL library resources (databases, books, journals) to find sources for research-based
writing
Create the project with multimedia (web page, poster, slide presentation such as PowerPoint,
etc.)
Include drawings, tables, photos, screen shots, or other visual content into your written
assignment

3. During the current school year, for how many of your writing assignments have your instructors in ULL
First-Year Writing courses done each of the following?
5=All assignments, 4=Most assignments, 3=Few assignments, 2=One assignment, 1=No
assignments.

Provided instructions describing what he or she wanted you to do


Assigned readings from the course textbooks in conjunction with the assignment
Explained in advance what he or she wanted you to learn
Explained in advance the criteria he or she would use to grade your assignment
Referenced the First-Year Writing Program grading rubric in the Freshman Guide
Provided a sample of a completed assignment written by the instructor or a student (this
includes sample ULL student essays in the Freshman Guide)
Asked you to do short, ungraded, informal writing exercises in or out of class
Asked you to give feedback to a classmate about a draft or outline the classmate had written
Assigned a topic to you to write about
Allowed you to choose your own topic with approval of the topic required in advance
Allowed you to choose your own topic without requiring you to submit the topic in advance
for approval