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What Kind of Writer Are You?

11 Jul

If you have always wondered what the Harry Potter series may tell you about your preferred writing style, you have to take this lovely BuzzFeed quiz.

Writing Center Director Julie Nelson Christoph (U of Puget Sound, Tacoma) and her wonderful peer tutors have developed this fun way for you to find out what strategies you’re using to ‚get things done‘. Academic writing can be challenging and so can be finishing one’s own texts in time.

Based on H. Ortner’s „Writing Strategies“ concept and its comprised version „Schreibtypentest“ (find an English version here), the BuzzFeed quiz makes use of JK Rowlings famous book series where a couple of friends (and some foes) are faced with various challenges and tasks. The quiz transfers the magical world of Harry, Ron, and Hermione into the sometimes demanding but also adventurous world of academic writing and learning.

BuzzFeed quiz Schreibtypen

On a personal note: I got „Hermione“. Julie Nelson Christoph and her peer tutors told me that many of them scored the same result. It would be interesting to find out how many peer tutors and Writing Center staff are like industrious Hermione.

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