Self-Efficacy and Writing: A Different View of Self-Evaluation

  title={Self-Efficacy and Writing: A Different View of Self-Evaluation},
  author={Patricia R. Mccarthy and S. Meier and Regina Rinderer},
  journal={College Composition and Communication},
Both in our teaching and in our research, self-evaluation is coming to be recognized as an important facet of the writing process. Donald Murray first opened our eyes to the importance of self-evaluation when he described how he conducts a writing conference. One of the first questions he asks when a writer turns in a piece is "How do you feel about it?" He then goes on to ask a series of questions that encourage the writer to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the work. In a recent CCC… Expand
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