Use of Writing Support Services
The results of this survey will help us better understand the student writers at USI and help us design writing support services that best meet the students' needs. By completing this survey, you agree to participate in this research study.  

Your participation is completely voluntary, and you may choose not to answer any questions in the survey.
In addition, any personal information you provide in this survey will not be made public.  Thank you for your time.
1. Which of the following courses are you taking?
 
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3. Have you ever visited the Writers' Room for a session with a writing consultant?
 
4. Would you have visited the Writers' Room if it was not a course requirement?
 
5. How many times have you visited the Writers' Room this semester?
 
6. Why have you used the Writers' Room services only one time?

Please select all the reasons that influenced your decision to not visit the Writers' Room more than once.
 
 
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  Of the reasons you indicated as to why you have not visted the writers room more than once, please rank them in order of importance, with 1 being the most important reason.
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9. On a scale of 1 to 4, please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statements, with 1 being "Strongly Disagree" and 4 being "Strongly Agree".
 
 
  It is useful to receive input on my writing from another person.
  I am more comfortable asking questions of my peers than my instructor.
  I want to do whatever it takes to succeed in my classes.
  The peer writing consultants care about my success.
  The Writers' Room provides a comfortable environment for working on my writing assignment.
  Please select all the reasons that influenced your decision to not use USI's Writers' Room services.
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  Of the reasons you indicated as to why you have not visted the writers room, please rank them in order of importance, with 1 being the most important reason.
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13. On a scale of 1 - 4, please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statements, with "1" being "Strongly Disagree" and "4" being "Strongly Agree".
 
         
  In general, I enjoy writing.        
  Writing is easy for me.        
  When I have a writing assignment, I am confident that I can complete it in a satisfactory manner.        
  It is important to get feedback from other people as I work on writing assignments.        
  It is important that the person responding to my writing knows me.        
  It is important that the person responding to my writing cares about me as a person.        
  When I get feedback, I'm not always sure how to use it to make changes to my piece of writing.        
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Attitudes toward Collaboration
16. On a scale of 1 - 4, please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statements, with 1 being "Strongly Disagree" and 4 being "Strongly Agree".
 
         
  When completing a project, I prefer to work alone.        
  I know I can depend upon myself to complete the work to my satisfaction.        
  People will criticize me if I do not complete a project on my own.        
  When working with others, I usually get good ideas that I can incorporate into my project.        
  Working with other people makes me feel energized about my project.        
  I often learn something when collaborating with others on a project.        
17. On a scale of 1 - 4, please indicate how helpful the following sources are in improving your writing, with 1 being "Not Helpful" and 4 being "Very Helpful".
 
         
  Family        
  Classmates        
  Other peers/friends        
  Current instructors        
  Previous instructors        
  Peer writing consultants from the Writers' Room        
  Working on my writing on my own without seeking input from other people        
  Other resources        
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19. On a scale of 1 - 4, please indicate how helpful the following sources will be for future writing assignments, with 1 being "Not Helpful" and 4 being "Very Helpful".
         
  Family        
  Classmates        
  Other peers / friends        
  The instructor giving the writing assignment        
  Previous instructors        
  Peer writing consultants from the Writers' Room        
  Working on my writing on my own without seeking input from other people        
  Other resources        
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21. What is your gender?
 
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23. What is your age?
 
24. What is your ethnicity?
 
25. Are you a veteran?
 
26. Is English your first language?
 
27. Did either of your parents attend college?
 
28. How many hours do you typically work for pay per week?
 
29. Is this your first college composition class?
 
30. Would you be interested in being interviewed to discuss your answers in more detail?
 
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Thank you for your time and participation.

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