I kept a close eye on it through its Kickstarter campaign, its agonising lead up to production, through its rebranding to the Astrohaus Freewrite
, right on through to unboxing videos and other reviews online.
After all, in a freewrite
, there is no need for structure or organization; you do not have to know what you are talking about, nor spell things correctly--and you do not need to begin, progress, and conclude.
For the prewriting assignment, students chose to complete either a traditional freewrite
activity or a graphic organizer based on their selected essay topics.
Our questionnaire included 21 items that allowed for both selected (responders choose responses from a list) and constructed (responders freewrite
responses) responses around the five themes described in our conceptual framework.
I find that I like to freewrite
on the laptop but outline with a pencil.
An opening freewrite
provides a foundation for the ideas: "Write about a time in your life when your maturity was being tested.
In response to students' concerns about writing, many teachers and scholars scaffold assignments in such a way that students have opportunities to freewrite
their own ideas and summarize central texts before they move forward toward a deeper level of analysis (Danielewicz & Elbow, 2009; Perl, 1994).
For an optional, ungraded assignment, students could write (in any shape or format, length, including freewrite
, poems, stream of consciousness, etc.
After reading this description, I prompted them to freewrite
, asking them, "How are you queer?
To her left was the George Kuser Workshop Space, where the playwrights lumbered in every day before breakfast to freewrite
in their journals.
, students write reading response journals and compose fractured fairy tales, typing on wireless Palm keyboards.
After I freewrite
, I stare out the window at my backyard bird friends, waiting for the elusive pileated woodpecker.