"Writing is a complex and demanding task that presents motivational challenges even for proficient writers. Beginning with an often ill-defined task, writers must set goals, generate ideas, organize those ideas, and find appropriate language to express their meaning, all the while considering the needs of readers who are not present to provide feedback. In addition, struggling writers may also contend with problems of language, grammar, and transcription and may experience considerable anxiety about their writing ability" (31).
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MacArthur et al. contend that writing is a complex task that presents challenges even for good writers because they often must contend with ill-defined tasks while trying to account for readers who are not present to provide feedback on their work. They may also have problems with their grammar and writing ability (31).
MacArthur et al. note that while writing is tough for poor writers, it is also challenging for good writers. However, the difference between the two is that poor writers typically face technical issues with writing, while good writers encounter challenges with their vision, communication, and fulfilling the needs of the reader (31).
MacArthur, C. A., Philippakos, Z. A., & Graham, S. (2016). A Multicomponent Measure of Writing Motivation With BasicCollege Writers. Learning Disability Quarterly, 39(1), 31-43. doi:10.1177/0731948715583115