what feels natural, what feels artificial about writing

Something to think about when I have more time:

What about talking in class about “what’s natural” and “what’s artificial” about writing?

Natural:

We speak already, we think already

Artificial:

We don’t speak naturally only on one topic (we ramble, our minds are fertile with ideas, so one thing reminds us of another)

We don’t speak in coherent order, necessarily. We get ideas the order we get them. We have to go back and artifically impose an order, depending on our audience.

Might help students 1) understand writing in general, and 2) understand why some things come more easily to them and others not.

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