"I think it was well organized. I enjoyed writing it."
"I think it was well paced and organized."
"I think that the way [my tutor] structured the process was amazing because it forced us to work on
it a little at a time, so that we did not do it at the last minute. Perhaps short meetings with the instruc-
tor to discuss comments on drafts and on the process in general would be helpful."
"I think the overall process worked very well and wouldn't really recommend any changes."
"I think the process is great. It allows you to take little steps along the way, making the final paper
easier to complete."
"I think the sophomore essay process was great.At first I was skeptical, because I'm the type that
prefers to just bang out a paper instead of step by step draft writing--but I found that,having a full
draft done, I had time to revise the little mistakes I probably wouldn't have caught if I [had just writ-
ten] the paper the night before. The annotated bibliography idea was also awesome, because I usu-
ally lose track of my sources and forget what articles are what."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the process. It is an excellent learning experience, and it is also quite fun."
"I thought it was good how it was broken up so there wasn't too much last-minute scrambling and
to get comments on progress at different points in the process. I do think it needed a better descrip-
tion of what the essay was to include."
"I thought the process of doing an annotated bibliography, outline and drafts was really helpful."
"I thought the process was perfect. The workload was well spaced and that made it much easier."
"I wish that it was actually groundbreaking. To improve it, maybe do research on two topics that
interest you and then decide halfway which one you want to do."
"I would change the title to something less intimidating like "long research paper"or something like
"I would have it broken up even more."
"I would have liked to have focused my topic much sooner first semester because I felt that my
researching would have been much more effective. I know [my tutor] was trying to let us explore,
but felt that more direction a little sooner [would have been helpful.]"
"I would have started far sooner so as to have accomplished much of the first draft by spring break.
I would also have two weeks between handing in each section, so we have time to incorporate com
ments in the previous section."
"I would require that an outline and list of sources be due; also, I would choose topics earlier."
"Improve it by submitting a second graded draft.Prepares us well to write in APA style and do a
large research [project] in an interesting field."
"In our tutorial,I would say that the strengths of the process were that we started so early and
always had deadlines. Otherwise I'd leave all of it until the last minute. Also, the presentations were
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