After you fill this out, copy it and attach it to the copies of the writing sample that you bring to the first group meeting.
Why was this piece written? (For a class? For publication? For your own enjoyment? For a friend or relative to read?)
If there was an assignment or set of guidelines or instructions for this piece of writing, what was it?
What was your writing process for this piece? In other words, when did you start it? What did you write first? How many drafts did you write? How did you edit or proofread it? What kind of feedback did you get along the way and from your final audience?
What is your favorite part of this piece of writing? Why? (You might even highlight this section on the copies you hand out to your group.)
What is your biggest criticism of this piece of writing?
If you could rewrite this piece, what changes would you make?
What kind of feedback, if any, would you like from the group about this particular piece of writing?