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Chapter 2. Conan the Grammarian > Personal Writing Inventory - Pg. 15

Conan the Grammarian 15 Take My Word for It What makes us human is our capacity to distinguish, compare, and evaluate--in words as well as life. Personal Writing Inventory How can you find the specific writing problems that afflict you? You can't rely on computerized grammar checkers because they usually cause more errors than they catch. In addition, compu- terized grammar checkers grind your style and reduce it to pap. I suggest that you take the following writing inventory to zero in on your writing strengths and weak- nesses. Select several pieces of your writing, such as memos, letters, reports, or resumés. Follow these 10 steps as you complete the Writing Inventory: Make at least five photocopies of the inventory. 1.