Individual conferences between student and instructor are important. They help you learn how to apply the big ideas to your writing. They give you the time to ask questions about things that confuse you, or to find out more about things that are important to you.
To make your conference as productive and useful as possible, prepare these items before you meet with your instructor:
- Review your writing from this term so far. What is a significant accomplishment? What are you proud of?
- What are you working on right now? Where are you in the process, and what are your next steps?
- Write at least one question about composition.
- Write at least one question about grammar.
- Write at least one question question about vocabulary.
- Write at least one question about studying at your school (this question can be about this course or another course, or anything else about student life).