This week, I have been focusing my blog posts on writing papers for the different learning styles. Today I will be focusing on interpersonal learners – those who learn best by conversation and relating to others. What are the implications for how they should write papers?
Even though paper writing is thought of as a solitary activity, it doesn’t need to be. The following are some ideas for social learners to get the most out of their paper writing assignments.
1. Get together with a friend to first discuss your writing and then write. Ask each other questions like:
“What are you focusing on in your paper?”
“What is your thesis statement?”
“Do these subtopics make sense within this paper?”
2. Read the assignment with other students from your class and get multiple opinions on what your professor is looking for in the paper. Someone else may have noticed something you missed.
3. Throughout the week or so during which you are working on the assignment, discuss the paper topic with others. You never know what ideas a friend or family member might contribute.
4. Hire a tutor. If you want someone to discuss your writing with you in depth, consider hiring a writing tutor. He or she will be more than happy to sit down with you and discuss ideas and ways to improve your writing.