Appendix F: Student WRITD-Post-Course Survey

Thank you for participating in the assessment of our WRITD requirement. By completing this post-course survey, you will help the Writing Program Advisory Committee learn more about how well WRITD courses across the curriculum benefit student writing.

Your input is an extremely important part of this process. We are asking for baseline information such as major and student I.D. number so that we can compare pre-course and post-course data and learn important information about the writing program. Please be sure you type in your full name, first and last. It is also very important that the department and course number be included along with the other information listed below.

Only composite data will be used as part of the assessment process. Individual student names and I.D. numbers will only be viewed by the Director of the Office of Institutional Research and the Director of Writing Across the Curriculum as part of the data analysis process but will not be included in any reports.

We ask that you complete all questions within the survey to the best of your ability. It won’t take much of your time!

Your First and Last Name__________________________________________________

Student I.D. Number____________________________

Major _____________________ Second Major (if any)_____________________

Minor (if any) ________________

Year in School: ____ First Year Student ____Sophomore ____Junior ____Senior

WRITD Course Completed (Departmental designation and course number…For example, REL 113): _________________________________________

Name of Course Instructor: ______________________________________

1. When you completed high school and began your FTS college level writing course, how well prepared did you feel for college-level writing?
Not Prepared
Somewhat Prepared
Prepared
Well-Prepared

2. As you complete this WRITD course, how do you rate the following aspects of your writing?
1=Needs significant improvement
2=Needs some improvement
3=Strong
4=Very strong

State a clear thesis and properly develop an argument.
Find, evaluate, and select primary and secondary sources.
Effectively integrate and cite primary and secondary sources as evidence within a paper.
Use convention such as grammar and mechanics appropriately to produce clear, concise writing.
Write effective sentences and paragraphs.
Effectively structure a paper effectively to enhance clarity for readers.
Avoid use of clichés and phrases that generalize.
Make effective choices regarding voice and language to suit the needs of specific audiences.
Revise successfully with the help of instructor or peer feedback.

3. As you complete this WRITD course, what do you view as the major AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT within your writing? (Think about the list included above in question two and please describe below.)
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4. After completing this WRITD course, my ability to recognize different kinds of writing (informative, creative, scholarly, etc.) within this discipline has…
decreased
stayed about the same
improved
significantly improved

5. After completing this WRITD course, my ability to make appropriate choices in purpose, context, and style of writing within this discipline has…
decreased
stayed about the same
improved
significantly improved

6. After completing this WRITD course, my ability to analyze and create arguments, explain, and persuade within this discipline has…
decreased
stayed about the same
improved
significantly improved

7. After completing this WRITD course, my knowledge and understanding of styles of writing within this discipline has…
decreased
stayed about the same
improved
significantly improved

8. After completing this WRITD course, my ability to read and interpret professional discipline-specific articles and literature has…
decreased
stayed about the same
improved
significantly improved

9. After completing this WRITD course, my ability to find, evaluate, and incorporate appropriate resources to support the thesis/premise/points of view within a paper has…
decreased
stayed about the same
improved
significantly improved

10. After completing this WRITD course, my ability to use discipline-specific conventions (structure, style of writing, grammar, etc.) has…
decreased
stayed about the same
improved
significantly improved


11. Having completed this WRITD course, my ability to write a good first draft of a paper has…
decreased
stayed about the same
improved
significantly improved

12. Having completed this WRITD course, my ability to incorporate faculty/peer feedback when revising a paper has…
decreased
stayed about the same
improved
significantly improved

13. Within this WRITD course, I received either faculty and/or peer feedback on ____ number of writing assignments…
1-2 papers
3-4 papers
5 or more papers

14. For writing assignments within this WRITD course, I used services provided by the Writing Center…
Did Not Use Services Provided by WC
Once
Twice
Three or More Times

15. If you did not use services provided by the Writing Center, why did you choose not to visit the Writing Center? (Please check any that apply.)
Did not know what services they provide
Felt confident about my writing without assistance outside of class
Thought it would take too much time to use services provided by the WC
Would have felt embarrassed about going to the WC
Other Reasons: Please list below…
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16. Having completed this WRITD course, my ability to write for multiple audiences across disciplines has…
decreased
stayed about the same
improved
significantly improved

17. Having completed this WRITD course, my ability to write for audiences within my discipline has…
decreased
stayed about the same
improved
significantly improved


18. Having completed this WRITD course, my ability to write clearly and concisely has…
decreased
stayed about the same
improved
significantly improved

19. This WRITD course helped me….
address one of the areas for improvement needed within my writing.
address two of the areas for improvement needed within my writing.
make significant improvement in my writing.
make very little improvement in my writing.

20. Now that you have completed this WRITD course, how do you feel about writing within college courses?
I do not enjoy writing in college courses.
I don’t mind writing within college courses provided the topic is of interest.
I generally enjoy writing projects and assignments within college courses.

Other comments about writing within college courses:

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THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS PHASE OF THEWAC ASSESSMENT PROCESS!