Ten Ways To Think About Writing: Metaphoric Musings for College Writing Students
Writing is hard. It's harder if your students think of it as a collection of arbitrary rules than if they think of it as a human communication process they already understand a lot about. Using comparisons to familiar events (doing laundry, making fruit Jell-O, writing thank-you notes, and singing along with pop music), this chapter will to enable you to help students realize that they already know a lot about writing well. Knowing they can write rhetorically--with an understanding of purpose and audience--will help students work with confidence and compose with power.