Thursday, December 23, 2010

Peter Elbow on writing

I can related to Peter Elbow's story and I think many of you will too. I sometimes think that the trick is not to give up. Before beginning to write in English I have never thought writing was difficult. For me writing was something just as natural as breathing--in fact, writing comes to me much more easily than speaking does.  However, I had to forget most of what knew about good writing when I began writing in English. Being a second language writer makes things a little more complicated but it is nice to know that anybody can struggle with academic writing. I guess misery loves company ^_^

1 comment:

  1. Thinking about it maybe I should show this video to my first year composition students.