Kennell, Vicki R., "“I’m Not a Writer!” Graduate Writers’ Self-Assessment of Writing Ability and Confidence" (2023). Purdue Writing Lab/Purdue OWL Presentations. Paper 25.
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Graduate Writing, Writing Confidence, Writing Culture, Writing Emotions
This presentation shares survey data on graduate writers' self-assessment of their writing ability and confidence. Typical survey respondents had varied confidence in their writing abilities, were concerned about being respected and understood by scholars in their fields, wrote alone and only when they had to, and were anxious and possibly worried about writing.