A literature review of the issues of involuntary commitment, mental health recovery, and peer support, including the established values and ethics of these initiatives; a historical perspective of past and current recovery efforts in Vermont; and related mental health programs.
Overview[ edit ] The writing process is complicated, and often seems loosely defined. On the one hand, writing is an art--we don't say Shakespeare's language is "correct" but rather that it is beautiful.
On the other hand, writing is a science--we want the instructions that came with our Blu-Ray player to be accurate, precise, and easy to understand. Then there is the matter of what makes writing "good writing. A play written in the clear, unambiguous language of an instruction manual would not be a hit on Broadway.
In other words, writing must be judged according to its context--what is its purpose and audience? Finally, even readers with a great deal in common may not agree about the quality of any particular text, just as people's opinions differ about which bands are really great.
We really don't know why people have such preferences and can't make accurate predictions about what they will like or dislike. Simply put, writing isn't simple. If writing is so complicated and mysterious, can it be taught? Since Aristotle, great teachers have taught complex processes to their students by breaking them into smaller, more understandable processes.
Aristotle thought that effective communication skills, like good math skills, can be learned and taught.
Math teachers don't teach trigonometry to their elementary students; instead, they begin with addition and subtraction. Everything else builds on those simple processes.
No one is born a mathematician. Similarly, while luck certainly plays a role in any successful writer's career, successful writers or speakers are not just born into the role--and everyone else is not just fated to flunk English.
You can learn to write with substance and style. It takes work, but it is within your power. You have already taken the first step.
Most of what we know about writing is also true of speaking.
Aristotle wrote a famous treatise on the subject of effective communication called "The Rhetoric. Your first-year composition course may even have the word "rhetoric" or "rhetorical" as part of its title.
Aristotle taught us that rhetoric isn't just about winning arguments. Instead, rhetoric is the ability to determine all the available means of persuasion at our disposal. Ultimately, it's up to you to guess the best course of action, but rhetoric helps you make this a more educated guess.
Compared to speaking, writing is a much more recent phenomenon, and for many centuries it was assumed that the best way to learn to write well was either to pray, entreat the muses, or carefully imitate writings that were already considered great.
Eventually, as more people wanted to write, teachers created rules to help them write "correctly. Simply knowing how to write grammatically correct prose is important, but it is not enough, by itself, to make writing effective or persuasive.
Indeed, too much attention to correctness can result in unintentionally rigid or even comical writing.Writing Professional Email and Memos (Project-Centered Course) from University System of Georgia.
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Writing Retreat. With Marcia Thornton Jones, Carnegie Center Author Academy Coordinator & Writing Mentor.
Break through writing obstacles during this week-long writing retreat designed to provide motivation and promote writing flow for novel writers. The following lesson plans and activities are designed to build such skills as creative writing, observing, vocabulary development and art appreciation.