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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Writing as a Mode of Learning

If the burden is not lessen down, it is helpful for teachers as the learners will be aware of the learning strategies, and that will make the teaching of writing process easy. She spends time in her paper discussing how writing itself is a unique process. She feels that they serve separate and distinct functions and that many people do not realize this. It is jnaet 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.

The next part of the paper in my opinion was the most interesting.

According to Jerome Brunner and Jean Piaget, people writimg in three ways: My dad thought I was nuts! Good response and question, Charity. I found the comparison between the learning strategies and attributes of writing process is actually interesting. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. These similar strategies of learning and writing can be used to teach study skills to undergraduates.

This entry was writimg in Uncategorized. Another distinction she makes is between skills that require origination and graphic representation and those that do not.


First, she takes a strategic look at the four popular modes of communication used for learning: I think all the four elements work together in the writing process.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here By integrating writing into the learning strategies, things can become easy for the learners.

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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. As soon as I read the title of this reading I became very curious. She then makes the distinction between creating and originating in terms of talk, writing, reading and listening. Emig goes on to discuss the relationship between writing and both hemispheres of the brain as well as some of the contributions of the right hemisphere in learning.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It can help them to improve their academic writing, and to develop effective learning strategies. M on Response 21 — Elbow…. Although she focuses mainly on writing and talking, she also touches on a few other topics in less detail.

We cannot put it in to a, b, c order because every human being thinks from his own prospective.

Writing as a mode of Learning

Writing as a mode of learning by Janet Emig: She thinks that writing is not merely valuable or special but unique. Furthermore, Emig offers a nice list of differences between writing and talking. She discusses the idea that the writing process gives you immediate feedback and that w includes past, present, and future.

Email required Address never made public. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. 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.


Then she goes on to talk about different x of learning.

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Therefore, writing as a creation, also facilitates the genesis of relations that meet our human needs. Both sides of the brain are activated in these three actions, and so, learning takes place most effectively in writing. This helps us better to synthesize information. 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.

I found the solution in the loud outlining of the goals.

Much of their burden of learning academic writing as a separate course can be lessen down. 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. Both are multi- representational processes, give self-provided feedbacks, establish synthetic and aw conceptual groupings, and active and engaging process.

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. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Emig uses writting terms to tie writihg some consensus between these definitions to show what they all have in common.