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8. Help learners understand about motivation in general

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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin

Getting learners to think about what motivates them in various areas of their life can be a good starting place for thinking about writing.

Ask them questions like:

  • What skill or interest do you have that you take pride in?
  • How did you get that skill or how did you develop that interest?
  • What keeps you interested?

Use these kinds of questions to discuss motivation in general. The discussion doesn’t need to take a long time – just enough to prompt them to reflect and begin to build more awareness about themselves.


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