List five difficulties students encounter when writing.Suggest possible solution to address these difficulties
B) Describe four strategies (two for reading& two for writing) to motivate students to read and write.
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Many times students are given a choice of topics that do not interest them. It is good to let students choose their own topics, this way they will have more personal interest in the project. In addition, many students get "stuck" because they do not know where to start. I have found that once they get started it is easier for them to finish the project.
Students have trouble not writing in cliches. They write in cliches because they tend to talk in cliches, which shows they tend to think in cliches.
A teacher helps to correct this by teaching students what cliches are, creating lists of cliches for them to avoid, and giving them direct feedback when they use them in writing.
MOTIVATIONS: (1) Choose a topic that is of a personal interest. This simple strategy works well for both reading and writing. (2) For the artistically inclined, suggest that the student use this talent to graphically illustrate a character or theme from the book or story. Again, this can be used for either reading or writing assignments.
5 difficulties that students encounter when writing are:
1) Writer's block: they freeze under the pressure and have a difficult time getting started.
2) Time constraints: many students either cannot say all they need to in a timed writing activity, while others can't find enough to say.
3) Organization: outlines and other visual aides have become less popular among our students today so that they have a difficult time "seeing" where the writing is headed.
4) Citations: without constant reminding, younger students forget to give credit where it is due.
5) Freedom issues: either the freedom of choice is too large and they want to be told what to write about, or they wish they had more freedom.
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