Knight's comments on the importance of informal writing is a new concept to me. However, I believe that his reasoning is valid as with informal writing we are able to go through the procedure of what he calls "sensing making" and "claims making" in order to create understanding and connect those understandings. That is why I think this blog exercise is so important as MI students. As a class we are able to informally write out our thoughts and not only create understanding but connect these understandings while gathering feedback from our peers; which sits at the core of research methods.
Happy Informal Writing