Cleveland State University

The Writing Center

Questionnaire

Thank you for participating in this study. Your answers will help us improve the teaching of writing.

Instructions:

  • Recall the subject and content of your writing assignment. What it meant to you is the subject of this questionnaire--so think about what it meant to you.
  • Answer the following items by clicking one of the circles.
  • Don't worry about how "good" your writing was. All that's important is how much you got out of it. If you didn't get much out of it, please say so. This questionnaire isn't related to your grades at all.
  • There are no right or wrong answers. Please be totally honest.
   
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1. I am ready to act on what I learned in this essay.    
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2. I reached a very sharp understanding of my subject.    
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3. I don't want to think about this subject anymore.    
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4. I've used or will use my essay or the contents of it for some purpose other than just sharing my thoughts.    
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5. Writing this time touched me.    
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6. I can reflect on my previous way of understanding this topic thanks to this essay.    
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7. This essay doesn't relate to my life.    
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8. I feel a great sense of peace after writing about this topic.    
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9. This was a topic that I was curious about.    
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10.  I'm glad I could write about this topic to understand it better.    
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11. This paper helped me put things in perspective.    
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12. Writing helped me see how to handle something in my life.    
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13. After writing about this topic I understand it more clearly.    
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14. I keep thinking about what I learned in this essay.    
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15. No one would benefit from reading this, even me.    
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16. I was so caught up in writing this paper.    
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17. During my writing I realized how much I knew and how much I didn't know.    
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18. Writing about this topic helps me in day-to-day living.    
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19. I feel refreshed after writing this essay.    
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20. I didn't care about this essay topic at all.    
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21. I was ready and willing to explore this topic.    
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22. My way of seeing the subject is the same now as before writing.    
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23. After writing this essay I see a course of action.    
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24. I really didn't know what I was talking about in this essay.    
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25. I'd like to forget that I ever wrote this paper.    
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26. Certain things in the past are clearer now that I've written on this topic.    
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27. I just wrote this paper as an assignment, it didn't do anything for me.    
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28. I couldn't care less about this topic.    
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29. I didn't learn anything while writing this assignment.    
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30. This essay doesn't mean anything to me.    
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Thanks for completing this!!

       

© 1987, Mary M. Murray

 

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