A first year composition teacher has asked Slashdotters some questions about their college writing experience:
So think back to your writing. What has made you more comfortable with your writing, or eager to improve what you've written? What inspires you to read outside of a classroom or mandated context? Was has impressed on you the importance of revision, or at least of reviewing your writing at intervals? Which parts of which college (or high school) curricula have helped you write better? Finally, which aspects of your students' or co-workers' writing do you find most troublesome?"
Some insightful discussion in the comments. I can see the positive effects that writing teachers are having because they are debating issues of audience, revision, and whether or not to focus on grammar in early drafts.