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Talk and Writing The talk and writing theory first dictates the power that oral speech has in tutoring others in writing. The theory theorizes that talk is in actuality the central core of writing. For example, when a writer is working on a project he is in fact listening to his "inner voice" for thoughts, ideas and inspirations. In 1990 Douglas Barnes called for teachers to encourage their students to talk in class, believing that students were far more experienced at talking than reading and writing. Once they could understand how talk influenced their writing, they would have an adequate motive to embark on their intellectual journey. This theory also discusses how talk can influence the tutoring of writing. For in fact, tutoring is talking, two parties discussing a common problem and coming up with the best answer. Tutoring writing can utilize many ways of talking for the good of the paper.
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Unformatted text preview: Whether it be the sharing of ideas as how to the best approach the piece, commenting on well made sentences and phrases, or reading aloud line by line to get a feel of the flow of the paper- either form can only benefit the paper. The theory also goes into the social aspects of talk and writing. The more talk involved in a session the better the relationship between the tutor and the writer, hence generating greater and more efficient production. The writer begins to see that he is not just writing for himself but for a larger audience, he becomes aware of the reader and various ways to please the reader. Also, talking directly influences the tutor in his own understanding of writing, helping his appreciation of writing develop and grow. Talk is a good reason as why those who tutor writers find it such a rewarding experience. -Joseph Mulligan...
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