Monday, December 21, 2009

All About Writing

" We usually say 'reading and writing', so it sounds as though I'm putting the cart before the horse. But I call writing the horse. Nothing can be read unless it was first written" Peter Elbow(2004)

"Writing continues to be 'in'. Students are being asked to write in Science, in Mathematics, in Social Studies, in Health & Physical Education, and of course, in Language Arts. The SAT ( Scholastic Aptitude Test) - now requires students to write. Taking the writing test is on longer an option.

Writing is the improvement in student performance in 'every academic area' (Reeves, 2002)

William Zinsser has stated that 'the only way to write is to force yourself to produce a certain number of words on a regular basis', yet, one learns to write by writing, just as one learns to bowl by bowling.

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