RE: student writing proficiency

Subject: RE: student writing proficiency
From: "Jeff Hanvey" <jewahe -at- lycos -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 16:37:38 -0400

I don't agree.

Writing is a skill, and it can be taught. I taught freshman composition for
2 year, and I saw very weak writers improve dramatically - some even became
very solid writers.

It takes a lot of practice, just like with anything. I talked to a
programmer a while back, and he was adament about how pitifully prepared
programmers were at graduation. Oh, they new the language well, but actually
coding efficiently was something gained only through practice.

Writing is the same...practice may not make perfect, but it can lead to

Jeff Hanvey
Augusta, GA
jewahe -at- lycos -dot- co -dot- uk


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