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!

3 comments:

  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.

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

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  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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