Emily is a Linguistics major with minors in Korean and psychology. She enjoys being able to interact with people from different departments and see what kind of topics they are writing about. She is particularly good at helping students with their sentence structure and overall cohesion of their papers. “It’s so interesting to see how different people write,” Emily remarks, “and I like helping students as they continue to figure out and enhance their own style.” To make an appointment with Emily, click here .
Because Talk for Writin g is based on the principle that children take patterns and structures from reading to use in their writing, there is inevitably a positive benefit to reading as well. Learning texts involves exploring them in detail and understanding how authors have used language to hook their readers and create effects; how and why they chose words, use different sentence patterns and organise and sequence paragraphs in different ways. Much of this work happens in the imitation phase of the Talk for Writing sequence. The first priority is that children enjoy books and learn to explore and share ideas. There has to be continuous focus on shared reading and reading in depth for comprehension through, for example;