Writing is a long, complicated process, which requires a lot of effort, while it seldom yields the feeling of relief and pride. As the result, many students, including myself, perceive writing as an arduous task which has to be carried out from the first day of school. In this paper, I would like to consider why writing skill is so difficult to acquire and to point some of the most common difficulties which students have to deal with the writing task.
In the first place, I would like to consider the problem with the moment of starting writing. Undeniably, we have all experienced that moment when we sit to write and nothing comes to our mind, not even a word. Sitting and staring at the page, wondering what to say, searching for the language, we try to find a way to communicate with the unseen reader. Despite of the learning to writing starts at a primary school, many students struggle with the problem of correct writing which continues during their entire life.
Secondly, there is a problem with planning, organizing, expressing, and elaborating ideas in writing. During this process we must have the flexibility, concentration, and fluency to produce a high-quality text. Writers must juggle all of these items simultaneously. Naturally, if we perceive only one or two features, it is likely to destroy the whole writing process. That is why, before the task, the writer should take task, purpose, and audience into careful consideration, choosing words, information, structures, and formats deliberately.
My next point is the aspect of a tight deadline as well as the lack of the capacity to revisit and make improvements to a piece of writing. After a finished work, the writer is checked by the examiner or the teacher, according to the Criterion-Referenced Assessment, but besides these regulations there are also one 's private unwritten criteria. Thereby, writing becomes even more difficult task to deal with. In this part of the task, writers...
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