Ten Minute Timed Writing We are going to start doing a lot of timed writing. Think of these as drills and practice to help you when you write longer pieces. The goal is to get you to the point where you can write a nicely polished paragraph in ten minutes. This type of writing will help you focus, analyze, process, and write. Initially, I will not collect these. After I start collecting your work, I will grade but not record grades. Use this as practice for when we start doing these for real. One thing that will absolutely prevent you from doing this sort of writing effectively is a lack of preparation. If you have not read works assigned closely, you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WRITE ABOUT THEM COHERENTLY. Therefore, make sure you do readings assigned.