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Writing Program at New College

Habits of Mind

Taking an inventory of your strengths and weaknesses is a great beginning; but, in order to measure and assess your development as a writer, all New College Writing Program courses will support the “Habits of Mind” as described in The Framework for Success in Post-Secondary Writing. This document lists “Habits of Mind” your course is designed to promote and the “reading, writing, and critical analysis experiences” that will help you get there.

Let’s take some time now to read over the “Habits of Mind” section that appears in the Executive Summary. As you look over this information, reflect on your responses to the Writer’s Inventory assignment – did you identify any of these “Habits of Mind”?

Now open the Exercise Tab and work through the "Habits of Mind" exercises.

Writing Program