Monday, November 10, 2008

myths about learning writing

For those who haven't seen it yet, the Chronicle of Higher Education has published a great essay on  Writing Is Not Just a Basic Skill.  This one is worth forwarding to your students.

My favorite part:  "Writing is not the expression of thought; it is thought itself. Papers are not containers for ideas, containers that need only to be well formed for those ideas to emerge clearly. Papers are the working out of ideas. The thought and the container take shape simultaneously (and develop slowly, with revision)."

hat tip:  Professor John Edwards, Drake University

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