Monday, June 9, 2008

Archive. Writing: Process or Product?

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.

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