The writing process is circular; it does not end when you submit the paper to your instructor. In order to make progress with each assignment, you will need to optimize feedback, reflect on your strengths and weaknesses, and plan for improvement. Review the sections below for more guidance on evaluating and improving your own writing.
To reflect is to think deeply about something. The activity of reflection does not need to be formal in nature. Simply sit down with a copy of your paper and consider the last week or so you spent writing it.
Areas to consider:
Actions to consider:
Reflection can help you identify the areas for improvement, but in order to actually move forward, you will need to make a plan and remind yourself of your goals. After identifying your writing strengths and weaknesses: