Describe specific steps you will take to improve and benchmarks for checking your progress.

Self-Assessment of Approach to Writing (LO5.2, LO5.3, LO5.4, LO5.5) Evaluate yourself with regard to each of the practices listed in the table below. Circle the appropriate number for each. Add up your score and consider the following advice: ( additional instructions) General I’m usually 3 before sending important written. 35–40: You are a strategic writer. You nearly always think carefully about the strength of your message and its intended influence on your audience. Keep up the great work. 30–34: You are a careful writer. You have many good habits in writing preparation. Identify the areas where you need to improve. By preparing slightly more in these areas, you will become a powerful, strategic writer in the workplace. 25–29: You are a somewhat careful writer. Sometimes and in some ways, you are careful about your writing. You occasionally ask the right questions about getting your message right for your audience. You are inconsistent, however. Focus on preparing carefully for all important messages. Under 25: You are a casual writer. You rarely take enough time to think carefully about your written messages. Even if you are a gifted and savvy writer, at some point your lack of preparation will harm your work achievements. Make a habit of spending more time in the preparation stage asking questions about how to construct your message to appropriately influence your audience. Once you’ve completed the short assessment, write about three areas of writing preparation in which you intend to improve. Describe specific steps you will take to improve and benchmarks for checking your progress. After completing the assessment, write a well-developed paragraph about the three areas of writing preparation in which you tend to improve.