Conceptions and Misconceptions About Writing: 29 September 2014
Writing About Writing, pg. 4-5
1) Misconception: There is a set of grammar rules that should be used on all writing.
1) Conception: The rules of writing vary with the context of the writing like who is reading, the purpose, why are you writing, and what you’re writing about.
2) Misconception: You can write without passing yourself into the paper.
2) Conception: When you write something, you are putting it down the way that you understand the information.
3) Misconception: A text has a set meaning.
3) Conception: When reading a text, everyone who reads it has their own understanding.
4) Misconception: It is possible to write objectively without adding any personal style.
4) Conception: Everything about writing is personal like the words you choose, because you learn from past writings.
5) Misconception: Differentiating between your own writing and another’s writings is easy.
5) Conception: You can’t avoid using language and ideas that have come from others, but when you use another’s writing you must make a citation.
6) Misconception: To be a good writer you must use proper grammar.
6) Conception: Proper grammar is used so a paper is easier to understand, but to be a good writer your paper must have good content.