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This collection reflects my interest in writing pedagogy, agency and efficacy, and teaching with technology -- as a rhetorician and researcher as well as writer, teacher of writers, and teacher of writing teachers.
Curated by Deanna Mascle
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9 Qualities of Good Writing

9 Qualities of Good Writing | Metawriting | Scoop.it

There are two kinds of people: Those who think they can write, and those who think they can’t. And, very often, both are wrong. The truth is, most of us fall somewhere in the middle. We are all capable of producing good writing....

 

Words matter. Your words (what you say) and style (how you say it) are your most cherished (and undervalued) assets.

 

Yet, so often, they are overlooked. Think of this way: If a visitor came to your website without its branding in place (logo, tagline, and so on), would he or she recognize it as yours? Are you telling your story there from your unique perspective, with a voice and style that’s clearly all you?

 

Here, in no particular order, is what I’ve learned about the necessary qualities of good writing (or content, in our digital vernacular), based on my own 25 years’ working as a writer and editor… and even longer career as a reader....


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Sarah Yarborough's curator insight, March 6, 2014 6:01 PM

I really liked this article about writing. It was very reminicent of almost every article we've read so far, along with the various chapters in They Say, I Say. It talks about how good writers support what they are saying with plenty of data, which is something we all need to make sure of in our research essays. I also like how it says that good writing comes in the rewrite, similar to the idea behind the shitty first draft article. All of these ideas and "secrets" behind how to write successfully are ones we've discussed in class- it's just a matter of actually implementing them into our papers.

Forrest z. Tappan's curator insight, March 11, 2014 8:41 PM

I completely agree with Sarah. This article hold so many compilations to what we have been reading for class, especially in They Say, I say. I have been told many times and have grown accustomed to  believing that for every equation you add to a paper, you loss half of your readers. This is very evident if you look at the more popular articles and book. However it time I veer away from that mind set and start thinking like a research paper writer. This article has giving me some very good tips on how to rethink the way i write for this course. Specifically, Ann--the author-- make  a point that writing should be simple but not simplistic. Being more of a creative writer LOVE to confuse my readers with fancy words and alliteration and what have yous, but Ann stats that this is just not appropriate. I look forward to using what iv learned in my work.

Christopher Philbin's curator insight, August 3, 2014 9:38 PM

Just what makes good writing? These are some key points that will help the novice get on their way to becoming a better writer for sure.

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Teaching Writing with Google Docs

Teaching Writing with Google Docs | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Using Google Docs to do so much more when teaching writing - things that fit quite nicely into my flipped, just-in-time, technology enabled classrooms.

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Denise Lombardo's curator insight, October 25, 2013 5:06 PM

Brilliant post on benefits of using Google docs when teaching writing.

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Guided Writing - ReadWriteThink

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This strategy guide explains how to use small-group, guided writing instruction to teach students effective strategies and improve their ability to produce text independently.

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Seven Advanced Writing Techniques to Make Your Blog a Smashing Success [Visual Sketchnotes] - Profs | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert

Seven Advanced Writing Techniques to Make Your Blog a Smashing Success [Visual Sketchnotes] - Profs | #TheMarketingAutomationAlert | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Want to boost your writing skills? Check out these visual sketchnotes of my advanced writing session at the MarketingProfs B2B Forum.

 

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marketingIO's curator insight, October 20, 2013 7:55 PM

We could all use a little help...especially with eliminating adverbs.

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Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration & Reading

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Learn about WICR, or Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration & Reading. This is the basis of AVID, but can be used in every classroom, as these are skills students need to learn for academic success.

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Take Your Writing From Meh To Memorable With These 12 Simple Techniques

Take Your Writing From Meh To Memorable With These 12 Simple Techniques | Metawriting | Scoop.it

We weren’t all born to love verbs and spend hours toiling lovingly over word order and yet as small business owners and marketers, one of the most important hats that we necessarily wear is “writer”.

 

If you don’t consider yourself a writer, aren’t entirely comfortable with the writing process and can’t outsource to a professional, that doesn’t mean you’re dead in the water. Nor does it mean you should shrug and put out subpar content because, “Hey, I’m not a writer. That’s as good as it gets.”

 

Try one or more of these techniques the next time you put pencil to paper – or fingers to keyboard – for writing that has a whole lot more marketing punch....


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Matt Rees's curator insight, February 19, 2014 1:15 AM

"Meh" does seem to be the new word on the web. It's not exactly good writing, but let's not hold that against them....

Jenny McComb's curator insight, March 5, 2014 9:37 AM

Good article! Lots of useful hints to help add spark and clarity to one's writing. I found the tips on he/she/it/them especially insightful. A good example of personable writing on a specific topic as well.

Valerie Robins's curator insight, June 11, 2014 1:14 PM

If you don’t consider yourself a writer, aren’t entirely comfortable with the writing process and can’t outsource to a professional, that doesn’t mean you’re dead in the water. Nor does it mean you should shrug and put out subpar content because, “Hey, I’m not a writer. That’s as good as it gets.”


Try one or more of these techniques the next time you put pencil to paper – or fingers to keyboard – for writing that has a whole lot more marketing punch....

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Two Distraction-Free Writing Platforms for Teachers and Students

Two Distraction-Free Writing Platforms for Teachers and Students | Metawriting | Scoop.it

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Guided Writing - ReadWriteThink

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This strategy guide explains how to use small-group, guided writing instruction to teach students effective strategies and improve their ability to produce text independently.

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Dani Shapiro on the Pleasures and Perils of Writing & the Creative Life

Dani Shapiro on the Pleasures and Perils of Writing & the Creative Life | Metawriting | Scoop.it

The writing life requires courage, patience, persistence, empathy, openness, and the ability to deal with rejection. It requires the willingness to be alone with oneself. To be gentle with oneself. To look at the world without blinders on. To observe and withstand what one sees. To be disciplined, and at the same time, take risks. To be willing to fail — not just once, but again and again, over the course of a lifetime.


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 21, 2013 11:36 AM

Absolutely fantastic read on the pleasures and perils of writing and the creative life.

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20 Tips on Writing from Famous Authors

20 Tips on Writing from Famous Authors | Metawriting | Scoop.it

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Elizabeth Pina's curator insight, October 17, 2013 7:45 PM

I rescooped this from my scoop it page. The original article comes from wiseinkblog.com. It mentions things that have already been said by famous authors, for example "the first draft of everything is shit" by Ernest Hemmingway. It also has other quotes that talk about not forcing your writing, which I found interesting because I know that many college students do that; I may or may not be guilty of procrastination myself. :)

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100 Free Writing Prompts for Your Students

100 Free Writing Prompts for Your Students | Metawriting | Scoop.it

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Augmented Reality to Inspire Creative Writing

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Augmented Reality to Inspire Creative Writing

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