Monday, May 30, 2011
9 Rights Of Every Writer_Chapter 8
A college friend once received this comment on her writing: "I think you have it in you to write competently, though not brilliantly." This is precisely what we say when we hand someone a formula. (p. 121)
Spandel firmly disagrees with a formulaic approach to writing as a means to support struggling students. As we will have many opportunities this summer to discuss our own experiences as students and teachers on the topic of formulaic writing let's hold off on debating the pros and cons of formulaic writing at this present time.
Instead let's celebrate the authors in our lives who have written a piece of text deemed by us as readers as written both competently and brilliantly.
Please upload a sentence, paragraph, section or link to an entire essay that you believe was written brilliantly!
(And if you feel so inclined to also share your own opinions on chapter 8 feel free to do so too!)