Creative writing can be fun AND improve academic writing.....WHAT?!
Creative writing motivates
and self-expression” (Hanauer, 2011, p. 112).
Writing poetry helps students “learn
“Along with purposeful, specific use of language, writing poetry also offers
great benefits for building literacy and language acquisition” (Kolk, 2015, para. 6).
Writing poetry can increase student nurses’
All of these benefits help poets “stimulate their relationship with language” (Holmes & Gregory, 1998, p. 1192).
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Hanauer, D. I. (2011). Meaningful literacy: Writing poetry in the language classroom. Language Teaching, 45(1), 105-115. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0261444810000522
Holmes, V., & Gregory, D. (1998). Writing poetry: A way of knowing nursing. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 28(6), 1191-1194. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2648.1998.00848.x
Hunter, L. P. (2002). Poetry as an aesthetic expression for nursing: A review. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 40(2), 141-148. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02356.x
Kolk, M. (2015). Use poetry to build vocabulary and comprehension at all levels of language acquisition. http://web.tech4learning.com/use-poetry-to-build-vocabulary-and-comprehension-at-all-levels-of-language-acquisition