Georgia State University College of Education & Human Development partner professor Cynthia Puranik has received a 5-yr, $three million furnishes from the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences to examine a writing intervention software.
The furnish mission, entitled, “Peer-Assisted Writing Strategies (PAWS): Efficacy,” will check the effectiveness of the PAWS writing intervention in enhancing writing effects for younger, starting writers.
The PAWS intervention pairs college students and paintings on numerous writing lessons, including writing letters, punctuation, spelling, and sentence creation.
Puranik and her co-main investigators, Christopher Lemons from Vanderbilt University and Stephanie Al Otaiba from Southern Methodist University, will enforce PAWS with kindergarten college students in 3 southeastern U.S. Cities – to begin with, incomplete classrooms and then with small organizations of kindergarteners – and observe its effects on the bottom-performing college students. They’ll assess college students’ studying, oral language, and writing abilities, including letter writing fluency, sentence copying fluency, sentence writing, and tale writing.
“A majority of students in U.S. Schools do now not write properly sufficient to meet grade-stage expectancies. Future fulfillment in writing depends upon powerful early education and intervention,” Puranik stated. “We wish the outcomes of this undertaking can upload to the restricted studies base on writing interventions for young, developing writers.”It is best initiated when you have the time to engage yourself on a fact-finding, poetic, or expressive mission- Allowing time to release what your spirit wants to release, first to yourself, then for you to pen on paper, or in 2018, take the time to type words of information, poetry or encouragement LET your writing be nourishment to your very own soul first!
You have to really enjoy writing at the very onset of doing your craft. It should NEVER be seen as a bore or as a chore, THOUGH as much more- a passion, mission, or even as your calling. Writing can and does serve a purpose on so many different levels and circumstances:
*Write as self-therapy; read your thoughts on paper, and you judge what needs to be mended, ended, or further expanded upon- Let the good or unfair events of your life experience be released!
Be prepared to enjoy your writing mainly for your own personal self-satisfaction. Making the time to write should mainly be accomplished for the writers’ own enjoyment or benefit.
It is making time for you to spend alone in your own thoughts and to have a conversation between yourself and your divine higher self-imposed guiding voice. Utilize your innate ability to speak clearly and write or type your words or messages, maybe even later share your text with an audience of readers- if that’s what you choose to do with your content. ~ Because the hard, cold reality is that unless enough people, companies, and freebies have been handed- out, not free to you, the writer, but free for the entities that want and need the freebies. Writers’ should expect to get exploited a lot- writers that aimlessly crave the writing recognition. At least, that’s part of the many lies that I was told about being a freelance writer.
To that, I say NONSENSE! ~
There is NEVER a good reason to write for FREE for anyone other than for yourself!
* If you write well, believe me, people will find you, and they will follow you, and they will WANT to contact you. Never let anyone tell you, or agree with them if they do, that you need to give away your writing content and creativity to many places before you can expect to be paid. Your penned creativity took your time, sweat, and energy and should serve you first- before serving anyone else, if at all!
If they want your writing FREE OF CHARGE, the chances are very high that they need good content and only wish to exploit your work to make a profit. Their intention is not to share with you, the writer, in the benefit or in the profit of what you created. They are asking you for your original content to utilize for dishonest or fraudulent purposes. This is a hard truth. If anyone tells you that you need to contribute content to many places before you can get paid, then, my friend, they are deceiving you.
That is one of the biggest writing misnomers of writing and the advice given to MANY writers- to date. Telling a writer that he should write for another person or company and not get paid is ludicrous! Do not enlist the opinion of family or so-called friends; writing is something that your intimate circle of family and friends does not clearly comprehend. I don’t know WHY- or the answer to that- All that I can CLEARLY add: Is it rare to see a writer who has a supportive and understanding family, mate, or friend. They, the aforementioned people above, find more benefit in discouraging you as a writer than encouraging you as a person.