Becoming a confident writer
The prospect of writing and researching in school can be intimidating. Writers’ Studio emphasizes writing as a manageable process and our focus is on breaking the practice of writing into several steps: invention work, outlining and drafting, revising and rewriting. This method helps you overcome anxieties about writing. You'll understand that, with feedback, anyone can be “good at” writing!
Giving and using feedback
We use a writing workshop model. You begin with invention work and write multiple drafts. Peers, writing mentors, and instructors offer feedback. We encourage you not only to revise based on this feedback, but also to reflect on how your writing changed throughout the process.
In the Writers’ Studio, you are encouraged to develop your own theory of writing through regular and consistent reflection on your work in class. You create a compilation of multiple drafts in a digital portfolio that demonstrates the way your writing practices change over the course of the semester.
You are also asked to reflect on the writing you do in the professional, personal, and civic areas of your life.
To learn more about Writers' Studio at ASU, contact:
Michelle Stuckey, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Writers' Studio