v Benefit from bouncing their ideas off others.
v Seldom write from outlines; impulsive drafters.
v Interested in immediate results.
v May not revise until they receive anotherís comments.
v Need general instructions that allow them to be original; set their own goals.
v Drafts may be filled with unsupported generalizations and may lack mechanical correctness.
v Write quickly, allowing one idea to suggest another.
v Must concentrate on adding necessary support to their papers.
v Tips: Read the assignment, checking for deviation from what was asked. Check for facts that need support. Temper creativity.
v Motivated by assignments that relate to a personal concern or connect one human to another.
v Focus on audience and want their topic to be interesting; may search excessively for the right phrasing.
v Ideas may need further clarification and reorganization.
v Often use outlines.
v Tips: Try not to overdo personal insights. Cite the cons as well as the pros of the argument.
v Limit the topic, and get the first draft done quickly.
v First drafts are shorter than later ones, which expand ideas and clarify later ones.
v Frequently begin writing before completing the research.
v Tips: Make sure all elements are treated appropriately. Stop at intervals to reevaluate and revise plans.