This first assignment will establish a foundation for your self-reflective work in WR39B, especially your midterm and final ePortfolio reflections. Please spend at least 30 minutes reflecting on your writing abilities at this early point in the quarter, as well as your interest in our course theme. Two rules: 1) Write as much as you can in 30+ minutes and use as much concrete detail as possible to accurately convey your state of mind right now, your sense of your current writing strengths and weaknesses, and your goals for the course. A productive response will be between 1.5-2 double-spaced pages) 2) Answer all of the questions below, but don’t simply answer them in order like a checklist. Instead, approach this reflection as a story you’re telling about your writing life. What’s the beginning, middle, and end of your story as a writer? What are the high and low points of this story? Are there any surprises? Part One: Your Writing What do you like to read? How does what you read motivate your writing? Put another way, what topics make you want to write? What do you like to write? Do you keep a blog, or comment on social media, or write stories or poems or write something else in your free time? If you don’t like to write, what kinds of texts, images, and ideas do you think would make you want to write? Do you speak another language fluently, besides English? If so, what do you speak? Do you write in it as well? What kind of writing do you think will be required of you in college and later in your professional life? How do you hope WR39B will prepare you for university-level writing in your major?