Writing Anxiety

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Oh, the dreaded writer's block! As part of a larger paper-writing series, an invaluable resource discusses obstacles and stresses writers face. Individuals learn to identify feelings associated with anxiety, as well as strategies for overcoming these obstacles.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Practice the identify your strengths technique by having learners create a list of the things they do well; point out positives you see in them to help them get started
  • In pairs, turn the handout into a simple poster highlighting key strategies to overcome writing anxiety
Classroom Considerations
  • Print the handout to have on hand and give to writers who struggle with writing anxiety
  • Features bulleted lists of suggestions to make the handout easy to skim and scan
  • Contains links to additional handouts to provide more information to improve writing
  • Lacks examples or models of most strategies the article suggests