When talking to students, most often they will recognise that they might struggle with a particular aspect of writing. Most often they'll say things like "my grammar sucks" or "my instructor just doesn't like my writing style" or "my teacher just wants me to repeat from class."
As a University Professor, my students constantly ask: “Am I on the right track?” They want to know whether their essays make sense. Specifically, they want to know whether their essays will get a good grade upon evaluation.
A blank canvas. It can be an exciting prospect if you’re an artist and there are no rules, you can fill the canvas with your imagination’s strangest, wildest, weirdest, most beautiful ideas.