Several Colorado State University Composition instructors participated in the NCTE Listening Tour which surveys 1st year writers regarding their level of preparation for college writing. CSU 1st year Composition students responded to the survey, and 89% indicated that they felt more than adequately prepared. Over 50% have not written for any social or political purpose in the past year, with 68% report writing no more than 10 hours a week in any context. Interestingly, 50% believe they write more than previous generations. To read more about this project, see