Writing and Motivation

Writing motivation is especially difficult for perfectionists. Since writing is a process in which we need to be able to lay down what Lamott calls a “shitty first draft” (Lamott, 1984), this task becomes quite a struggle for those who ...

Author: Suzanne Hidi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781849508216

Category: Education

Page: 348

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Bringing together contributions from international research on writing and motivation this volume addresses the implications of writing instruction based on the 2 main approaches to writing research: cognitive and socio-cultural. It provides systematic analysis of the various models, perspectives, and methods of motivation and writing.

Writing and Motivation

Bringing together contributions from international research on writing and motivation this volume addresses the implications of writing instruction based on the 2 main approaches to writing research: cognitive and socio-cultural.

Author: Suzanne Hidi

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: UCSC:32106019108254

Category: Education

Page: 334

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Bringing together contributions from international research on writing and motivation this volume addresses the implications of writing instruction based on the 2 main approaches to writing research: cognitive and socio-cultural. It provides systematic analysis of the various models, perspectives, and methods of motivation and writing.

Writing Motivation Research Measurement and Pedagogy

If Skehan (1989) views motivation as the second strongest predictor of L2 learning – trailing behind language aptitude, a comparable impact can also be noted for writing motivation on student writers' performance and learning habits.

Author: Muhammad M. M. Abdel Latif

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000258066

Category: Education

Page: 186

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This book provides a unique reference and comprehensive overview of the issues pertinent to conceptualizing, measuring, researching and nurturing writing motivation. Abdel Latif covers these theoretical, practical and research issues by drawing on the literature related to the eight main constructs of writing motivation: writing apprehension, attitude, anxiety, self-efficacy, self-concept, learning goals, perceived value of writing and motivational regulation. Specifically, the book covers the historical research developments of the field, the measures of the main writing motivation constructs, the correlates and sources of writing motivation, and profiles of motivated and demotivated writers. The book also describes the types of the instructional research of writing motivation, provides pedagogical guidelines and procedures for motivating students to write, and presents suggestions for advancing writing motivation research, measurement and pedagogy. Detailed, up-to-date, and with a glossary which includes definitions of the main terms used in the six chapters, this book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of language education, applied linguistics, psycholinguistics and educational psychology.

Motivate Your Writing

Energize and organize your writing life by tapping into your fundamental motivators. Note: This second edition has been substantially revised and updated, including 10% more content than the first edition.

Author: Stephen P. Jr. Kelner

Publisher:

ISBN: 1625675399

Category:

Page: 398

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Energize and organize your writing life by tapping into your fundamental motivators. Note: This second edition has been substantially revised and updated, including 10% more content than the first edition. Aspiring and professional writers alike struggle to stay motivated; in the face of distractions, obligations, and procrastination, the desire to write often fails to become the act of writing. Motivated writers, notes the author, are those who have learned to identify their fundamental emotional drives and who have established a writing routine that satisfies those drives. Kelner draws on the research and insights of motivational psychology to show writers how to harness the energy of these fundamental motivators. With a degree in motivational psychology, Kelner applies not only his training in the field but also his own original research into the motivational patterns typical of writers. Depending on their motivational profile, different writers will respond best to different kinds of feedback and rewards and will function best in different kinds of environments. Kelner explains the basic drives of power, affiliation, and achievement; he shows how these drives are manifested in a wide variety of behaviors; and he provides self-assessment tools to construct your own motivational profile. In clear and accessible terms, and with numerous examples and anecdotes, Kelner shows writers how they can identify their own primary motivations and use that knowledge to arrange their work habits and energize their writing lives.

Motivate Your Writing

Energize and organize your writing life by tapping your fundamental motivators.

Author: Stephen P. Kelner

Publisher: Upne

ISBN: UOM:39015060656231

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

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Energize and organize your writing life by tapping your fundamental motivators.

Examining the Writing Motivation and Achievement of At risk Elementary aged Students

Writing achievement of students in the United States is weak.

Author: Melissa Sue Martin

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:986496702

Category: Achievement motivation in children

Page: 166

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Writing achievement of students in the United States is weak. Approximately 75% of 12th graders are not proficient writers (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2012) and performance of students in poverty lags behind that of more affluent peers. Because writing is complex (Torrance & Galbraith, 2006) and often viewed as aversive to students (Boscolo & Gelati, 2013), motivation is an important consideration for teachers. However, little research exists examining writing motivation. A correlational research design was employed to examine writing achievement and motivation (i.e., self-efficacy and attributions) of at-risk elementary-aged students (N = 61). Participants, who attended Title 1 schools (in grades 3-5), completed several measures of writing motivation and writing achievement (Narrative Writing Self-Efficacy Scale, Writing Skills Self-Efficacy Scale [Pajares, Hartley, & Valiante, 2001], Student Writing Attributions Scale, and Test of Written Language-IV [Hammill & Larsen, 2009]). Relations among motivation variables and writing achievement were examined, as well as differences in motivation and proficiency based on sex and grade-level. Results indicate a significant relation between narrative writing self-efficacy and writing achievement (p .01) as well as a significant relation between writing skills self-efficacy and writing achievement (p

Coach Yourself to Writing Success

You know how to woo publishers. You know how to write. But do you know how to overcome the things that prevent you being published? This book is the first personal coach for writers.

Author: Bekki Hill

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781444145731

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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You know how to woo publishers. You know how to write. But do you know how to overcome the things that prevent you being published? This book is the first personal coach for writers. If you write, whether professionally, for fun, or with dreams of doing both, it will help you to change your relationship with your writing, to be more motivated, to be more creative, less challenged and, ultimately, to be more successful. It will help you create strong strategies to ensure you succeed and will address such timeless writing challenges as writers' block, lack of time and even rejection.

A Year of Writing Tips

A YEAR OF WRITING TIPS: notebook with advice, guidance and motivation for writers.

Author: Tookken Press

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 109626109X

Category:

Page: 122

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A YEAR OF WRITING TIPS: notebook with advice, guidance and motivation for writers. Whatever your writing project, there's plenty of space in this WIDE-RULED BLANK NOTEBOOK, which also includes 52 QUOTES AND TIPS to provide encouragement and combat writer's block. If you know an aspiring writer, why not encourage them with this beautiful and thoughtful gift? Suitable for all ages, this practical letter size 8.5 by 11-inch (215.9 by 279.4 mm) soft cover composition notebook is perfect for creative writing, jotting down ideas and observations, keeping records or journaling. Ideal for students and pupils at school, college or university, for note-taking, homework, rough drafts, assignments, or as a personal diary. Bright modern cover design, opens to reveal interiors with lined pages and inspirational and motivational slogans, tips, quotes and prompts to help you keep writing. Perfect bound (paperback) with quality full-colour designer-crafted soft cover. 120-page interiors of high-quality wide-ruled white paper are ideal for pen or pencil use and provide plenty of space for original writing. IDEAL FOR CREATIVE WRITING, NOTE TAKING, FREESTYLE WRITING, LYRICS AND SONG-WRITING, POETRY, VERSE, SHORT STORIES, FLASH FICTION, MEMOIR, NONFICTION, DRAFTS, STORIES, IDEAS & OBSERVATIONS, MINDFULNESS EXERCISES & ACTIVITIES, RECORD KEEPING OR JOURNALING. Journaling is a powerful stress-management and self-exploration tool with a host of recognised physical and psychological benefits. Writing tips notebook features: White paper with standard wide-ruled lines in grey. 0.3 inch (8 mm) spacing between horizontal lines. High quality designer-crafted illustrated cover with modern artwork in full colour. 52 TIPS, SLOGANS, QUOTES & PROMPTS TO KEEP YOU WRITING AND FIGHT WRITER'S BLOCK Carefully designed detailing on every page. Numbered pages. Inside design includes useful printed ruler in inches and centimeters. Production specs: Size: 8.5 by 11-inch (215.9 by 279.4 mm). Paper weight: 90 gsm. Number of pages: 120 pages (60 sheets). Cover: Matte finish. Binding: High quality perfect bound (paperback). Fight digital fatigue! Do you and your loved ones spend too long in front of the computer, tablet or phone screen? Writing by hand is linked to improved creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. JOURNALS AND NOTEBOOKS MAKE IDEAL GIFTS FOR FRIENDS, COLLEAGUES OR FAMILY MEMBERS, YOUNG AND OLD, WHATEVER THEIR HOBBIES AND INTERESTS.

Motivating ESL Learners to Refine Writing Skills

Scientific Study from the year 2013 in the subject Pedagogy - School Pedagogics, language: English, abstract: Motivation is the basic factor for ESL students to excel in the writing class; therefore the role of the teachers is pivotal in ...

Author: Saima Abedi

Publisher:

ISBN: 3656357242

Category:

Page: 16

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Scientific Study from the year 2013 in the subject Pedagogy - School Pedagogics, grade: -, - (SPELT), language: English, comment: This research was conducted to find out the reasons for the reluctance of the young learners towards writing assignments and the ways to motivate these learners in refining their writing skills., abstract: Motivation is the basic factor for ESL students to excel in the writing class; therefore the role of the teachers is pivotal in writing process. Teachers have to work a lot to raise the level of motivation of the class and sustain it throughout the lesson, as motivated learners work with more interest and intensity. This initiative of teachers and learners can lead to enhancement of writing skills.

Writing Motivation Journal

A writing journal that will improve your daily writing.

Author: Better Journals

Publisher:

ISBN: 179468199X

Category:

Page: 200

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A writing journal that will improve your daily writing.

Top Secret Inspiration Motivation and Encouragement

This compilation of 701 quotes delivers inspiration, motivation and encouragement on 39 aspects of writing and the writing life.

Author: Christopher Di Armani

Publisher: Botanie Valley Productions Incorporated

ISBN: 0987934546

Category:

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This compilation of 701 quotes delivers inspiration, motivation and encouragement on 39 aspects of writing and the writing life. You will discover quotes to make you laugh and quotes to make you cry. Some are familiar, like old friends. Others you will meet for the first time. All have a common theme: Our Writing Life. Writers may sit alone in a room writing but we experience the same emotions. We share our wit and wisdom. We learn from each other. This book is a resource. Use it when you need inspiration or encouragement. Use it when you need motivation to write. Take time to reflect on the wisdom in these pages. There is much to learn from the great writers of our day and of days gone by. The words of these past masters will keep you in times of darkness. They will light your way. They will pick you up when you are down. They will ground you when your ego gets too large. Above all they will remind you that writers, all writers, are part of our fragile humanity. We must, above all, be kind to each other.

Writer s Inspirational Journal Writing Quotes Prompts The Writing Manifesto Blank Notebook

This is a great gift idea for the writer, author or poet in your life. Whether as a holiday present or anniversary gift, this writing book is sure to be a highlight of your writer's day.

Author: The Writing Manifesto

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798612652380

Category:

Page: 112

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The Writing Manifesto 8.5x11" writing journal was created to prompt creative writing for writers, authors and poets alike. With 18 motivational writing quotes and sayings on the cover, creativity and inspiration will be at your fingertips anytime you need it. You can say goodbye to writer's block. Writing Notebook Features 110 College Ruled Blank Lined Pages Inspirational Writing Prompt Cover with 18 Motivational Quotes 8.5 x 11 Inch White Paper (21.59 x 27.94 cm) Book Quality Standards High Quality Binding Ensures Long Lasting Use Durable Glossy Paperback Cover To Protect Your Writing Crisp White Paper Supports Ink from Pen or Pencil Without Bleed Not A Writer? This is a great gift idea for the writer, author or poet in your life. Whether as a holiday present or anniversary gift, this writing book is sure to be a highlight of your writer's day. Writing Inspiration Whenever and Wherever Whether you write novels, short stories, poems or lyrics, this writing book will motivate and inspire your best writing. Ready to Buy? Click the Buy Button at the top of the page to purchase.

Notebook

College Ruled Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). Motivation Quotes About Confidence And To Motivate Th. 157535500650

Author: MotivationjiD Notebook

Publisher:

ISBN: 1673776426

Category:

Page: 110

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College Ruled Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). Motivation Quotes About Confidence And To Motivate Th. 157535500650

The Writer s Handbook

The Writer's Handbook offers 365 different perspectives on the craft of writing, and is designed to inspire and promote highly effective habits during the writing process.

Author: Rochelle Cunningham

Publisher:

ISBN: 0692329692

Category:

Page: 374

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Writing Motivation of Students with Specific Language Impairments

The results of this study are expected to inform the current understanding of the relationship between language ability and writing motivation in students with specific language impairments, as well as the design of future writing ...

Author: Kyle Lee Brouwer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1124087281

Category: Language arts (Elementary)

Page: 104

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This study was designed to compare the writing motivation of students with specific language impairments with their non-disabled peers. Due to the cognitive and linguistic demands of the writing process, students with language impairments face unique difficulties during the writing process. It was hypothesized that students with specific language impairments will be more likely to report lower levels of perceived writing competence and be less autonomously motivated to write. Students in grades 3-5 in 11 schools (33 with specific language impairments, 242 non-disabled peers) completed self-report measures, designed from a Self-Determination Theory perspective, which measured the degree that students are intrinsically motivated to write as well as their perceived writing competence. Statistical analyses showed that (1) students with specific language impairments reported lower levels of perceived writing competence and autonomous writing motivation; (2) sli status was a significant predictor of perceived writing competence after spelling, grade, and gender were controlled; and (3) when spelling, grade, and gender were controlled, perceived writing competence was a significant predictor of autonomous writing motivation, but sli status was not. The results of this study are expected to inform the current understanding of the relationship between language ability and writing motivation in students with specific language impairments, as well as the design of future writing interventions. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest llc. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page: http://www.proquest.com/en-US/products/dissertations/individuals.shtml.].

The Development of Self efficacy in Middle School Writers and the Impact on Writing Motivation

The powerful combination of positive self-beliefs and intrinsic motivation can ultimately lead to success both in and outside the classroom."--Leaf 4.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:864909649

Category: Composition (Language arts)

Page: 136

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"This thesis examines the issue of motivation in middle school writers and the development of self-efficacy in fostering an interest in writing. The success of adolescent students is determined by the attitude with which they approach writing as well as the beliefs they hold in their writing capabilities. Through self-efficacy, it is possible to reduce writing challenges such as anxiety and to increase students' writing motivation and performance levels. As students encounter the writing process, their self-beliefs are affected by a variety of sources, and levels of confidence differ across grade levels, gender, and learning ability. The maturation of self-efficacy beliefs depends on educators' implementation of effective practices including writing workshop structures, progressive feedback, and portfolio assessment. In addition, guiding students through goal-setting and self regulation strategies has the potential to overcome constraints on writing achievement and meet the diverse needs of students. The powerful combination of positive self-beliefs and intrinsic motivation can ultimately lead to success both in and outside the classroom."--leaf 4.

Be Brave

Simple and elegant. 110 pages, high quality cover and (8.5 x 11) inches in size. To view more Andre Pascal notebooks, click on Andre Pascal Author page (amazon.com/author/andrepascal).

Author: André Pascal

Publisher:

ISBN: 1075905435

Category:

Page: 110

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PERFECT GIFT FOR MANY OCCASIONS---Best gift for school children friends, Perfect for Business gifts, birthday, wedding, fairs, the anniversary celebration, opening ceremony, employee benefits. Perfect size for handbag and schoolbag. It's perfect used as brainstorming ideas, creative writing, drama drafts, planning a holiday, keeping track of your workouts, or just doodling and drawing! Simple and elegant. 110 pages, high quality cover and (8.5 x 11) inches in size. To view more Andre Pascal notebooks, click on Andre Pascal Author page (amazon.com/author/andrepascal). Specifications: Cover Finish: Matte Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 (21.59 x 27.94 cm) Interior: Blank, White Paper, Lined Pages: 110