What do you like about writing? What don't you like about writing? What are your strengths and weaknesses in writing?
Honest student response:
I don't enjoy writing at all. I don't like it because I'm not good at it. When I am asked to write about something, I usually could sum it up in a couple of sentences but teachers as me to write a lot. When I am trying to fill sentences it feels like a waste of time. I have to repeat stuff but just in different words to meet the length requirement. Sorry this was so negative.
Fellow educators - - how do we turn this train around?