College And The Writing Process Part I: Getting Started

This workshop discusses expectations for college writing and offers a variety of strategies for prewriting.

Goals and Objectives

  • Gain an understanding of college writing expectations 
  • Learn about your most valuable writing resources
  • Develop various brainstorming strategies
  • Practice prewriting
  • Assess your understanding of the concepts discussed through activities and resources
Additional Documents

Need Proof Of Completion?

Please watch the video below. If you need proof of completion for course credit, be sure to complete the Google Forms quiz as directed in the video. You will receive a copy of your responses immediately. Your responses can be shared with your instructor as proof of completion.


Workshop Video

Workshop Resources

Workshop Handout

0:00 Introduction

1:11 Welcome to the “big leagues” of writing

2:49 Know your resources – your professor

4:17 Professor expectations

5:34 Know your resources – your game plan

7:30 Prewriting

8:35 Brainstorming tools – free writing/journaling

9:41 Brainstorming tools – listing

10:32 Brainstorming tools – outlining

11:10 Brainstorming tools – mind mapping/clustering

11:40 Brainstorming tools – Venn diagramming

12:32 Noʻeau Center contact information

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Workshop Quiz