PowerWriting: Overview

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PowerWriting

PowerWriting is…POWERFUL

PowerWriting allows you to express your ideas in an organized way following a numeric structure. It is in essence and outline. PowerWriters know their 1,2,3,4,2,3,4,2,3,4,1’s from their 1,2,3,2,3,2,1’s. They even know when to use 1,2,3,3,2,3,2,1 when more effective.

Once the foundational structure is mastered, you are empowered with the vehicle to express your voice. Like a musician who needs to understand the basic constructs of notes and chords before creating their magnum opus, you will learn the foundational needs to express your ideas with your unique creativity and expression.

What is PowerWriting?

It is a numeric structure or ideas. With numbers assigned to the function of each sentence, depth of purpose while expressing ideas in the written form increases.

How is PowerWriting Taught

It is presented in stages. PowerWriting engages student by harnessing their ideas and producing works, at all level, that convey clarity, coherence, and cohesion.

How to Write a Paragraph Using PowerWriting

How is PowerWriting Introduced?

It starts with organizing ideas into categories: topics and subtopics. Then it move to claim and evidence. At a very basic level, learners approach the skill of writing with structured thinking.

Categories and subcategories make way for greater detail which enhances expression through coherence. From single word associations in PowerFrames we move to PowerGraphs – paragraph of the structured ideas generated in Phase 1. Phase 2 is exciting because it creates written communication through purposeful sentence structure driven by logical construction of ideas.

From there, students move to more advanced stages, learning how manipulate their thinking for predetermined objectives. Each stage provides one skill that lead to greater depth of thought. Eventually, leading to a collection of thoughts that send a clear message with a definitive purpose.

What is Actually Learned Through the Process?

You’ll learn to generate a clear pathway of thinking to reasoning by developing deeper ideas as numerical values increase. The process is all about organizing the sometimes chaotic collection of thoughts and information into a vision of clarity.

What’s the Goal of PowerWriting?

The goal is to generate a flow of logical ideas based on a definitive claim. Everything learned through this method empowers writers with a vehicle for their voice. In the end, learners value their thoughts and respect their abilities that allow them to harness the skill of communication.

Young people have the right to be heard. But, our young people need to acquire the skills necessary for self expression.

Why Participate in PowerWriting Workshops?

PowerWriting prepares students, regardless of age or skill level, to develop their ability of express with clarity and logic, exactly what is necessary for argumentation. (Argument is not a fight, by the way. It’s taking a stand and understanding how to defend that position.) When developing argumentation students learn to think though many processes and apply a myriad of skills. This, advancing the thinking process – which grows grey matter. 🙂

How Does PowerWriting Evolve?

We begins with sentence structure. Move on to paragraph structure, and ultimately, essay structure build around the foundational numeric system.

Who can Benefit from PowerWriting?

Every participant benefits from their experiences in our writing community. This method can be applied to all abilities. Our workshop approach to writing gives every student the opportunity to progress no matter where they are in the writing process.

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