Question: What advice would you give your students about writing?
Answer: Here’s one teacher’s advice about writing:
> Writing is never easy nor fast.
> Writing is bringing order out of chaos.
> Good writing is rewriting.
> Writing is a recursive process through which we discover what we want to say.
> We should never forget our audience: we must revise our writer-based prose to reader-based prose.
Comment: To which I add, among other things: you will continually learn to write. You will never stop learning to write. RayS.
Title: “Gladly Teach and Gladly Learn.” SA Holladay. Teaching English in the Two-Year College (May 2009), 368-378.