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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Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Flower and Hayes discussion of the cognitive process theory emphasizes the four key elements. This helps us to create systematic connections and relationships to better establish more in depth forms of learning. First, she takes a strategic look at the four popular modes of communication used for learning: 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. Therefore, writing as a creation, also facilitates the genesis of relations that meet our human needs. In this article Emig tries to show how writing serves as a unique way of learning.

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A Tool of Learning Flower and Hayes discussion of the cognitive process theory emphasizes the four key elements. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


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My learnimg thought I was nuts! I think all the four elements work together in the writing process. Home Rhetoric and Writing are Everywhere! Writing process is a set of individual thinking, and it is a goal directed thinking process that is set by writers. Driting as a mode of learning by Janet Emig: Emig feels that the temporal aspect of writing relates perfectly with our learning process because both of these processes are slow. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

These similar learnkng of learning and writing can be used to teach study skills to undergraduates. 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.

Janet Emig idea that writing learjing learning simply because of the fact that it reinforces its cycle through the use of the hand, the eyes, and the brain is true.

Writing as a mode of Learning

Email required Address never made public. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Then she goes on to talk about different mod of learning. She points out that writing is unique compared to the other three modes of communication because it encompasses both original creation and graphic evidence Emig 8while the other three skills rely heavily on origin or graphic representation, not both.

The final thing that Emig discusses in her article is the temporal aspect of writing. I have found in many students that often they are driven away from the main goal, and sub goals intervene in the process. Her objective is to describe how writing uniquely corresponds to these powerful learning strategies.


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.

Furthermore, Emig offers a nice list of differences between writing and talking. Both are multi- representational processes, give self-provided feedbacks, establish synthetic and analytic conceptual groupings, and active and engaging process. I found the solution in the loud outlining of the goals. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. 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.

Thus writing may be inspired by the need of expression or the need of getting an A in a composition class.

Writing as a Mode of Learning

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Another distinction she makes is between skills that require origination and graphic representation and those that do not. This helps us better to synthesize information. In the next lwarning of her paper she defines the many differences between writing and talking. M on Response 21 — Elbow…. The next part of the paper in my opinion was the most interesting.