Reine Duell Bethany - Author and Illustrator
My Blog

The Normal Problem for Which Students Condemn Themselves

Students facing a writing project suffer no differently from professional writers in many respects, but one aspect is especially bothersome: feeling stuck.
 
The particular importance of the "stuck" problem is that students don't see it as a natural writing problem. They see it as a problem with themselves. They think, "I just can't think of anything next." They feel that if they were not deficient, they would be able to write the entire paper without hesitation.
 
In reality, of course, as each section of a paper gets completed, the writer enters a new interval of creating something out of nothing: assembling the unseen elements of the next thought unit. If a student writer does not realize that these intervals will occur, the next step, instead of another paragraph, is increasing discouragement.
 
When teachers explain that these intervals are part of writing, and detail the process of getting through these intervals, students gain confidence to approach increasingly complex writing projects.

4 Comments to The Normal Problem for Which Students Condemn Themselves:

Comments RSS
Lanny on Friday, August 02, 2013 8:37 PM
A good article! back to basics
Reply to comment
 
Reine Duell Bethany on Saturday, August 31, 2013 9:19 AM
Thanks, Lanny!I deal with basics a lot. Are you a teacher?


Replica Breitling on Monday, December 02, 2013 8:35 PM


strona www on Friday, March 20, 2015 2:20 AM
Therefore, the right formula not alone intended for caregivers the residential home that will as as well as pretty, but more practical
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint