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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I think her point in this was to show that the definition of learning can mean different things to different people depending on the context in which it is being discussed.

Writing as a mode of Learning

Writing as a mode of learning by Janet Emig: Her final point about the uniqueness of writing is that she feels that speech and writing are not at all interchangeable. Writing is uniquely adapted to the task of fostering insight and developing new knowledge. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

I have found in many students that often they are driven away ekig the main goal, and sub goals intervene in the process. First, she takes a strategic look at the four popular modes of communication used for learning: I used to read my Social Study, Biology, or Literature books, synthesize, analyze, create diagrams, and in the process I would lexrning to re-write 3 pages of material into a page product.

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.

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Emig uses these terms to tie together some consensus between these definitions to show what they all have in common. She feels that they serve separate and distinct functions and that many people do not realize this.


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. The intelligences like naturalistic, musical, logical are translated on papers in the writing process. Good response and question, Charity.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. Writing process is a set of individual thinking, and it is a goal directed thinking process that is set by writers. But the process of writing is not hierarchical. You must be logged in to post a comment. Writing in her opinion unlike the others is originating and creating verbal construct that is graphically recorded.

M on Response 21 — Elbow…. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. M on Response 29 — White…. The final thing that Emig discusses in her article is the temporal aspect of writing.

My dad thought I was nuts! If we teach writers the art of consolidating their knowledge in the writing process, many of the problems can be addressed. In this article Emig tries to show how writing serves as a unique way of learning.

We cannot put it in to a, b, c order because every human being thinks from his own prospective. It can help them to improve their academic writing, and to develop effective learning strategies. In order to achieve her purpose, Emig focuses most of her article on the comparison and contrast of writing and talking as a medium of learning.

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To find out more, including how to control cookies, see janey By integrating writing into the learning strategies, things can become easy for the learners. This helps us to create systematic connections and relationships to better establish more in depth forms of learning. Then she goes on to talk about different definitions of learning. This site uses cookies. 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 janett can you imagine re-writing all these readings!?!?!?!?

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I think all the four elements work together in the writing process. Another distinction she makes is between skills that require origination and graphic representation and those that do not. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: This article also does a great job of adding philosophical insight on the learniny of writing and learning.

Thus writing may be inspired by the need of expression or the need of getting an A in a composition class. Both sides of the brain are activated in these three actions, and so, learning takes place most effectively in writing.

It is so complex, that some of us may think too fast for our hands, and in wmig, often have to go back and erase because we start to write a word that should go after some that we skipped. Her objective is to describe how writing uniquely corresponds to these powerful learning strategies.

Writing as a Mode of Learning

Your email address will not be published. These similar strategies of learning and writing can be used to teach study skills to undergraduates. She discusses the idea that the writing process gives you immediate feedback and that feedback includes past, present, and future. The necessity to establish a connection between all these processes requires of a series of skills that are guide writing as well; for instance the ability to coordinate, subordinate, superordinate, establish causal relations, and possibly narrate and describe I found the solution in the loud outlining of the goals.

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