What Makes Writing Memorable
It was a pleasure, this past week, to have the chance to
read so many student essays and paragraphs (and in the week's previous
to read your practice work).
I noticed, as I usually do, that certain pieces of
writing were more memorable than others. What, exactly, made those
pieces better than the others?
Well, in a word, "voice." Voice is a term used
to explain the "personality" of the writer in the writing
itself. The more personal, and deeply felt, the more that writing has
So, to those of you who shared your unique voices (and
many experiences) I thank you for a most enjoyable test session. The
writing this term was the strongest I've seen in my years of teaching at
the PALC, so I look forward to next term with great anticipation.
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