- Benefit from bouncing their ideas off others.
- Seldom write from outlines; impulsive drafters.
- Interested in immediate results.
- May not revise until they receive anotherís comments.
- Need general instructions that allow them to be original; set their own goals.
- Drafts may be filled with unsupported generalizations and may lack mechanical correctness.
- Write quickly, allowing one idea to suggest another.
- Must concentrate on adding necessary support to their papers.
- Tips: Read the assignment, checking for deviation from what was asked. Check for facts that need support. Temper creativity.
- Motivated by assignments that relate to a personal concern or connect one human to another.
- Focus on audience and want their topic to be interesting; may search excessively for the right phrasing.
- Ideas may need further clarification and reorganization.
- Often use outlines.
- Tips: Try not to overdo personal insights. Cite the cons as well as the pros of the argument.
- Tend to select broad topics and dive into their reading before limiting the topic.
- Delay the writing because they feel they need to read on more book or article.
- First drafts are often too long and inconclusive.
- Revision needs to concentrate on cutting out the unessential.
- Need a specific deadline.
- Tips: Use a milestone chart. Find a point to cut off research and begin drafting. Use an outline.