Many people are afraid of writing. But why are we afraid? What is it about writing that bothers us?
Sometimes, when we need to write, it seems overwhelming. We are not sure where to start, how to start, what to include or where to stop. Following a a step-by-step writing process can help make a seemingly huge task into something more manageable.
At LU, tutors guide adult learners through a step-by-step writing process:
- They talk with the adult learner to find out a little more about their skills, interests, and fears around writing
- They take time to do some pre-writing activities
- They teach and practice the literacy skills the adult learner needs to achieve their writing goals – for example, vocabulary and spelling, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation, and organizing their writing
- They provide any needed support as they create a first draft
- Together, tutor and learner learn strategies to review and revise the first draft
- When a final draft is complete, they talk about the experience, provide feedback, and reflect on the skills they have learned. They talk about ways that the learner could publish or share their work with others
Log in to Proliteracy and search for the Basic Training Module. If you’re not sure how to log in to Proliteracy, contact the LU Program Director.