10-second review: Close reading of and writing about text and mastery of and writing about complex data.
Title: “SAT Essay Has Schools Buffing Rusted Writing Skills.” Bloomberg.com. (May 26, 2005). Internet.
Comment: The statement in my 10-second review was by John Briggs, an English professor at the
And something else is missing from the writing curriculum. Reports in all disciplines and professions, modified to meet the requirements of each discipline. Let’s scrap description, narration, personal experience, cause and effect, classification , definition, comparison and contrast and analogy papers. They are fragmented skills that do not teach students how to construct reports in the real world. I’m not saying those skills are unimportant, but they can be learned as needed. RayS.