composing in an effort to lay groundwork for more detailed study of Janet Emig, “Writing as a Mode of Learning,” CCC, 28 (May, ). Emig, Janet. “Writing as a Mode of Learning.” CCC (May ) Emig, in this early article that articulates the importance of a. Emig thus points out the multiple reasons as to why writing is definitely a mode of learning. She uses a great deal of evidence from Vygotzky to.
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Notify me of new comments via email. Thus writing may be inspired by the need of expression or the need of getting an A in a composition class. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I thought I had finally found proof of what my parents thought was a very poor way of studying when I was in high school. Good response and question, Charity.
Both are multi- representational processes, give self-provided feedbacks, establish synthetic and analytic conceptual groupings, and active and engaging process.
I like the idea of using writing as learning mode because it can be valuable in the learning process. Before I read the article I thought it was going to show me a more scientific side to why writing promotes learning. These similar strategies of learning and writing can be used to teach study skills to undergraduates. She uses a great deal of evidence from Vygotzky to Piaget, to Gardner, she utilizes rather well known theories not only into the physiological process of the brain when people write and learn but also in production of learning through writing.
Email required Address never made public. I became particularly drawn by the idea that writing supports learning simply because of the fact that it reinforces its cycle through the use of the hand, the eyes, and the brainwhich is a very complex and intertwine process.
First, she takes a strategic look at the four popular modes of communication used for learning: Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.
The intelligences like naturalistic, musical, logical are translated on papers in the writing process. Flower and Hayes discussion of the cognitive process theory emphasizes the four key elements.
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I found the comparison between the learning strategies and attributes of writing process is actually interesting. I used to read my Social Study, Biology, or Literature books, synthesize, analyze, create diagrams, and in the process I would managed to re-write 3 pages of material into a page product.
In the next section of her paper she defines the many differences between writing and talking. It is very insightful on the basis of comparing and contrasting talk and writing because it shows how these ideas are complimentary learning strategies and can help you get the most out of the information being learned.
Of course now I realize that my dad was right, and that had I not learned other ways of studying, I would not be in a graduate program never mind in this class… can wrtiing imagine re-writing all these readings!?!?!?!?
In this article Emig tries to show how writing serves as a unique way of learning. omde
Writing as a Mode of Learning
Much of jahet burden of learning academic writing as a separate course can be lessen down. Writing is uniquely adapted to the task of fostering insight and developing new knowledge.
I think those distinctions are a bit too rigid; does anyone else? Although she focuses mainly on writing and talking, she also touches on a few other topics in less detail.
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Furthermore, Emig offers a nice list of differences between writing and talking. Emig uses these terms to tie together some consensus between these definitions to show what they all have in common.
Both sides of the brain are activated in these three actions, and so, learning takes place most effectively in writing. The writers will be clearer, focused and goal directed in their writing. My only question has to do with the list on page nine, number five: She feels that they serve separate and distinct functions and that many people do not realize this. She points out that writing is unique compared to the other three modes of communication because it encompasses both original creation and graphic evidence Emig 8while the other three skills rely heavily on origin or graphic representation, not both.
Therefore, writing as a creation, also facilitates the genesis of relations that meet our human needs. Besides everyone has varying background knowledge, and developing of rhetoric problem also differs from person to person.
Writing as a mode of Learning
The next part of the paper in my opinion was the most interesting. If we teach writers the x of consolidating their knowledge in the writing process, many of the problems can be addressed. You must be logged in to post a comment.