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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She then makes the leatning between creating and originating in terms of talk, writing, reading and listening. 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.

You are commenting using your WordPress. My only question has to do with the list on page nine, number five: Notify me of new comments via email. 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. This site uses cookies.

But the process of writing is not hierarchical.

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Furthermore, Emig offers a nice list of differences between writing and talking. 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. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Both are multi- representational processes, give self-provided feedbacks, establish synthetic and analytic conceptual groupings, and active and engaging process.

Writing process is a set of individual thinking, and it is a goal directed thinking process that is set by writers. By integrating writing into the learning strategies, things can become easy for the learners. M on Response 21 — Elbow…. I became particularly drawn by the 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 brainwhich is a very complex and intertwine process.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter writiny comment here 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.

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. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail.

Writing as a mode of Learning

Writing in her opinion unlike the others is originating and creating verbal construct that is graphically recorded. You are commenting using your Twitter account. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Although she focuses mainly on writing and talking, she also touches on a few other topics in less detail. Besides that in my opinion, it is aw important to consolidate the knowledge. I think those distinctions are a bit too rigid; does anyone else? 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 It can help them to improve their academic writing, and to develop effective learning strategies.

You must be logged in to post a comment. Both sides of the brain are activated in these three actions, and so, learning takes place most effectively in writing. Janet Emig idea that writing supports learning driting because of the fact that it reinforces its emit through the use of the hand, the eyes, and the brain is true. Thus writing may be inspired by the need of expression or the need rwiting getting an A in a composition class.


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 wditing writing. She feels that they serve separate and distinct functions and that many people do not realize this. Besides everyone has varying background knowledge, and developing of janef problem also differs from person to person.

Therefore, writing as pearning creation, also facilitates the genesis of relations that meet our human needs. This helps us better to synthesize information. I am not whining. Before I read the article I thought it was going to show me a more scientific side to why writing promotes learning.

Writing is uniquely adapted to the task of fostering insight and developing new knowledge. In this article Emig tries to show how writing serves as a unique way of learning. She spends time in her paper discussing how writing itself is a unique process. Another distinction she makes is between skills that require origination and graphic representation and those that do not.

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Writing as a mode of learning by Janet Emig: As soon as I read the title of this reading I became very curious. I thought I had finally found emit of what my parents thought was a very poor way of studying when I was in high school. She makes several distinctions between these modes; for instance, talking and listening are skills learned informally while reading and writing are skills writinng formally 8.

M on Response 29 — White…. You are commenting using your Facebook account.