Questions we can ask ourselves based on the differences between high school and college instructors' responses

Observation #1:  Process is valued more by college instructors than HS instructors expect it will be.

Observation #2:  College instructors sometimes seem to expect writing that is both more personal and more academic.

Observation #3:  Some college instructors rail against the 5-paragraph essay.

Observation #4:  In general, HS courses focus on literature; first-year college courses focus on nonfiction.

Observation #5: High school instructors rely far more on objective tests and timed writing than college instructors do.