ERIC Number: ED393097
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Gaining Strength from Experience: The Personal Journal.
Glover, Polly S.
This essay considers the many benefits of journal writing. It explains how one person learned, during a 26-mile commute, to talk into a tape recorder slowly, leaving sizable pauses between phrases to facilitate transcription later on; how journal writing is a way to catch moments in the day, to describe a scene or to make connections that one might otherwise forget; and describes a number of approaches or techniques to use when writing in a journal, such as word sculptures, which are a combination of doodling, image making, and free-writing. The essay contains several excerpts from personal journals, romantic reminiscences, thoughts about relationships with students, and attempts to understand one's own feelings through experimentation with imagery. (TB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Contexts
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (85th, San Diego, CA, Novermber 16-21, 1995).