Check Your Own Writing for Deadlines Copy

Go back to your writing samples again and look for a concrete deadline. If you find a concrete deadline, see if you give a reason or a consequence.

 If you can’t find a deadline, don’t despair! It’s not surprising at all. Most people feel very uncomfortable or just plain unaware about including deadlines in their writing. Remember: Readers do nothing without a deadline. Time makes ideas real.

Learning Activity:

Revising Your Writing Samples

Take each of your writing samples and add a specific deadline with an explanation to each one. Vary how you present your deadline. Use one of these three ways in each sample. For example:

Writing Sample 1:   Ask a question.

Writing Sample 2:  Make a definite statement.

Writing Sample 3:  Extend goodwill.