Identify the components of academic writing described in Green and Lidinsky’s “What is Academic Writing?” (i.e. what is academic writing and what does it value?). Then reflect upon and share your experiences with writing and academic writing throughout your life: how do your experiences relate (or not) with the definition of academic writing? How would you evaluate and define these experiences (similarly, differently)? How do you see yourself as an academic writer? What excites and interests you about a class like this? What concerns do you have? And finally, what do you want me to know about who you are as a writer or what your experiences with writing have been?