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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The writers will be clearer, focused and goal directed in their writing. Email required Address never made public. 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. She discusses the idea that the writing process gives you immediate feedback and that feedback includes past, present, and future. As soon as I read the title of this reading I became very curious.

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Both sides of the brain are activated in these three actions, and so, learning takes place most effectively in writing. Another distinction she makes is between skills that require origination and graphic representation and those that do not. Notify me of new comments via email. 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.


By integrating writing into the learning strategies, things can become easy for the learners. Her objective is to describe how writing uniquely corresponds to these powerful learning strategies.

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Emig feels that the temporal aspect of writing relates perfectly with our writiing process because both of these processes are slow. 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.

Then she goes on to talk about different definitions of learning. I found the solution in the loud outlining of the goals. She spends time in her paper discussing how writing jandt is a unique process. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

Writing as a Mode of Learning

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. I found the comparison between the learning strategies and attributes of writing process is actually interesting.

She makes distinctions between writing and all other verbal language processes, writing and other forms wrihing composing, and finally composition of writing in the two other major graphic symbol systems including mathematical equations and scientific formulas. Emig thus points out the multiple reasons as to why writing is definitely a mode of learning.

My dad thought I was nuts! According to Jerome Brunner and Jean Piaget, people learn in three ways: She makes several distinctions between these modes; for instance, talking and listening are skills learned qs while reading and writing are skills learned formally 8.


If we teach writers the art of consolidating their knowledge in the writing process, many of the problems can be addressed. 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 At the same time writers create their own goals through evaluation and generation.

A Tool of Learning Flower and Hayes discussion of the cognitive process theory emphasizes the four key elements.

February 10, at 3: I have found in many students that often they are driven away from writting main goal, and sub goals intervene in the process. This helps us better to synthesize information. This entry was posted in Uncategorized.

Writing as a mode of Learning

Besides everyone has varying background knowledge, and developing of rhetoric problem also differs from person to person. Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment.

These similar strategies of learning and writing can be used to teach study jqnet to undergraduates. This helps us to create systematic connections and relationships to better establish more in depth forms of learning.