Writing No More Worries

By JOHNNY TIANG KAH HOE (A126075)

Writing is an essential skill required by the students in order to express themselves in their learning. However, generally, writing is claimed to be the most difficult among the four language skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening).

“Every writer I know has trouble writing.” Joseph Heller, an American satirical novelist, short story writer and playwright.

This essay will discuss why it is important to have writing in elementary and secondary school. Besides, an image adapted from http://www.squidoo.com/FreeWriting which consists of the writing rules that one will ever need in his or her writing.

The most important reason for teaching writing is to enable the students to learn a target language more deeply. Writing requires students to understand the topic given. Besides, it involves the use of vocabulary and grammar. Thus, having writing tasks in a language class will encourage the students to apply what they have been taught in the class.

Secondly, writing is important in aiding teachers and parents to identify the students’ weaknesses in the target language. At the same time, the students’ writing can serve as records for themselves. They can look back and see clearly their own progress in language learning.

There are many rules in writing that proposed by the expertise in teaching writing. It is hard to explain them all. Thus, I would like to share with you an interesting image that I came across recently. It claimed that there are only 12.5 rules in writing that we will ever need.

12.5 ????

Image adapted from:http://www.squidoo.com/FreeWriting

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