My Writing Abilities Writing is a powerful tool that people use all over the world. Writing allows people to communicate ideas, thoughts, stories, and more. Writing is more than just putting coherent words on a paper to make it a comprehensive text; it is about how the content is formatted, styled, and expressed. When a writer takes this into consideration, they are developing as a writer. As a writer, I would characterize myself as a moderate to good writer.
The epistemic model can be difficult because one always has to keep audience in mind, but it is also very useful, and shows students that their writing can make a difference. Certainly teaching students how to write convincing editorials, petitions, or letters will not only make them better English students, but also better citizens. That being said, I like the expressivist model best because it gives writers the most freedom to express themselves in their own voices. Unencumbered by a strict form or purpose, students are free to let their imaginations loose as they explore various aven... ... middle of paper ... ...better. When they become competent writers, as I hope they all will, they should be proud of the works they have produced, not of their standardized test scores.
Writing and reading can inspire people to be the influential people that they are. Literary arts can turn people’s lives around in ways they once found unimaginable. For me, Mrs. Williamson did both. Not only did she help me express myself through writing, which I now use for daily life, but she also helped me to inspire my younger siblings to write. Just as I found a way to express myself through writing, I feel my siblings can find that same passion.
Employing creativity in writing instruction is critical because of the increased emphasis on the development of ideas in standardized testing. Although I was introduced to creative writing in the initial sequence of writing instruction as a student, I was still taught the customary written form of a five paragraph essay; introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion referring back to the introduction. My sixth grade teacher changed my concept and believed purpose for writing, she allowed me to enjoy the methods and processes of writing and the implementation of creativity synonymously. Writing is a form of expression and a representation of self. Students should feel comfortable in a writing environment simply because they are given the opportunity to express themselves without judgment or disappointment.
IT ENABLES TO ANALYZE WRITING SKILLS: Writing daily instills the passion in a person to write at will. The more person tries to write he will be able to analyze and experiment his thoughts on different topics, which will ultimately prove to make him a good writer. This will open person’s mind and will allow him to wr... ... middle of paper ... ...ss. In a business you will make a strong and an effective impact on your partners and colleagues through effective and better writing than others which can only be achieved through writing daily. CONCLUSION: Above are the few benefits of writing daily, indeed writing is beneficial to establish credibility and to guarantee success.
Creative writing has such a positive connotation because it allows for passionate and expressive communication of ideas, and grammatical correctness does not inhibit this. Emily Strasser, a first year college student, asserts in her paper entitled “Writing What Matters”, that “when students write what matters to them, they write better, more passionately, and more strongly; claiming agency in their expression, they take on the power to affect change in their lives and in the world” (Strasser, 204). After examining the results gathered from our survey, it is clear that writing letters inspires people to write in a similar manner- more informal, yet expressive and filled with what matters to
While writing conferences are most effective when... ... middle of paper ... ...hen discussing writing with their peers. Conclusion Peer writing conferences are important because they offer students a way to receive in depth feedback on their writing, as well as practice writing skills by evaluating the writing of others. However, even strong writers do not know how to give effective writing conferences, and when students do not have practice with writing conferences and or are not given instruction on how to give them, the conferences are short, vague and can become off topic. Teachers can increase the effectiveness of peer writing conferences by using scaffolding strategies such as modeling feedback, discussing writing as a large group, and using different techniques to have structured small group discussions. With guidance and practice, the teacher should be able to step back from these discussions as the student voices take over.
Encouraging students to share their work builds self-esteem and give them confidence to want to write more. These activities also improve reading skills. They need to organize thought and think about the information they need to include in their writing. Jennings, Caldwell and Lerner (2010) advised that it is important to check if thoughts are communicated properly, are the thoughts in order and if grammar and punctuations are used effectively (pg. 343).
Storytelling Storytelling is definitely a good pre-writing activity as it provides students with the opportunity to make connections to the story that was read and the story they have to write. Furthermore, reading a story before writing a piece of work allows for access to the pupils’ prior knowledge and contributes to its enrichment with new information. From my point of view, it is very important that the storyline spurs interest among students so that they are motivated to write about it. Ideas extracted from storytelling allow students to build up their confidence, as they know what to write about. In other words, storytelling helps pupils to think of several ideas so that they have something to talk about.
I feel it is more organized and the content is more concentrated on the topic. I enjoyed writing my definition essay and the reminiscence essays because of this. Also I learned that no challenge is impossible from writing my informational and portrait of a writer essays. Even though I found each very difficult, I soon found out it just takes practice. I have been introduced to different writing styles of writing and endured a lot of criticism, as well as positive feedback.