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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Janet Emig 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 brain is true. Home Rhetoric and Writing are Everywhere!

Emig thus points out the multiple reasons as to why writing is definitely a mode of learning.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. The final thing that Emig discusses in her article is the temporal aspect of writing. I found the comparison between the learning strategies and attributes of writing process is actually interesting.

Writing as a mode of Learning

If we teach writers the art of consolidating their knowledge in the writing process, many of the problems can be addressed. It is so complex, that some of us may think too fast for our hands, and in fact, often have to go back and erase because we start to write a word that should go after some that we skipped. These similar strategies of learning and writing can be used to teach study skills to undergraduates.

Writing is uniquely adapted to the task of fostering insight and developing new knowledge. She makes distinctions between writing and all other verbal language processes, writing and other forms of composing, and finally composition of writing in the two other major graphic symbol systems including mathematical equations and scientific formulas.

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First, she takes a strategic look at the four popular modes of communication used for learning: Her final point about the uniqueness of writing is that she feels that speech and writing are not at all interchangeable. Writing process is a set of individual thinking, and it is a goal directed thinking process that is set by writers. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

Good response and question, Charity. 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. February 10, at 3: Although she focuses mainly on writing and talking, she also touches on a few other topics in less detail. Writing in her opinion unlike the others is originating and creating verbal construct that is graphically recorded.

She starts out by using chemo-physiological definition of learning and then honing in on a more philosophical definition by John Dewey and Jean Piaget. You must be logged in to post a comment.

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. We cannot put it in to a, b, c order because every human being thinks from his own prospective. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. According to Jerome Brunner and Jean Piaget, people learn in three ways: 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 you imagine re-writing all these readings!?!?!?!?


Before I read the article I thought it was going to show me a more scientific side to why writing promotes learning. M on Response 21 — Elbow….

You are commenting using your WordPress. The necessity to establish a connection between all these processes requires of a series of skills that are guide writing as well; for instance writting ability to coordinate, subordinate, superordinate, establish causal relations, and possibly narrate and describe Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Learhing the process of writing is not hierarchical.

She spends time in her paper discussing how writing itself is a unique process.

Writing as a Mode of Learning

You are commenting using your Facebook account. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Writing as a mode of learning by Janet Emig: I have found in many students that often they are driven away from the main goal, and sub goals intervene in the process.

Besides that in my opinion, it is really important to consolidate the knowledge. Therefore, writing as a creation, also facilitates the genesis of relations that meet our human needs. Then she goes on to talk about different definitions of learning.

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