Thursday, August 26, 2010

I Write Like

"I Write Like" is interesting and a lot of fun. You enter in a large selection of text and it tells you which famous author your writing resembles. I entered in several selections of my writing (blog posts, book drafts, etc.) and they all returned the same result: David Foster Wallace. It inspired me to research him and learn about his work. It was interesting and a lot of fun. I think this tool could be a lot of fun in the classroom. As students learn who they write like, it may spark interest in new authors or new writing styles. Enjoy!

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!


  1. I used this the other day and think it is really great! I love the idea of using this as a first day of school exercise with an ELA class. Pair up with those who you write like and discuss writing habits: voice, tone, style, etc. Students could research the author and use one of their selections as an independent reading book for the year. They blog about the book and discuss stylistic elements.

  2. Thanks for the great feedback. I'd love to see the blog posts when your students finish!

  3. This is such a cool resource. I can't wait to use this with my high school students as a way to look for mentor/model texts. Thanks for sharing.



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