The purpose of this blog is to summarize articles on teaching English/language arts, from kindergarten through college, published in English education journals from the past.
Topic: Writing: Process or Product?
Title: “Preparing Future Composition Teachers in the Writing Center.” Irene Lurkis Clark. College Composition and Communication (October 1988), 347-350. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Quote: “With reverence and devotion, these new disciples repeat the maxim that writing is a process, not a product.”
Comment: I beg to disagree. Writing is a process AND a product. Teaching students the process of writing should produce a better product. Try telling employers that the product doesn’t count. RayS.