November 29, 2012
The Learning Process
“Learning to write is a complex process, both individual and social, that takes place over time with continued practice and informed guidance,” is a very complex quote. There is so much meaning and context to this one quote, that can really get the writer thinking. As for myself, I agree with this quote quite a lot but still to a certain extent. Everyone has their own mindset, but for me I do agree that learning to write is a complex process, individual and only sometimes social, and definitely does take place over time with continued practice and informed guidance (proof shows that).
To start off with ‘learning is a complex process,’ as for this part of the quote I totally agree. At times, I can spend hours, sometimes days, just thinking about how to start my essay, research paper, etc. Then once you finally find your thesis and actually do begin, the complexity still doesn’t end. You have to continue to find more details, analysis, background, and a lot of other things for whatever you might be writing. One example of a complex paper I wrote in this English 10 class would have to be our first essay, “My Sacred Grounds.” I can clearly remember that it took me forever to start, to find a life experience to talk about and then to have to add details. The whole paper probably took me over a course of three to four days to just write the first draft.
For the next part of the quote I only agreed to an extent of..‘learning to write is both individual and social.’ Like I said before, everyone’s writing process depends on themselves, but as for me I feel that most of the writing process is just individual and only social when you need it to be. Such as, when I write, I write without any help and its an all independent process, but then again at the same time its social because I write for my professors, get help from different sets of people at times like peers, the writing center, and...
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