Question: What are the purposes for writing about literature in school?
Answer: “Identified and examined three main school purposes for writing about literature: to describe and interpret literature; to master expository writing techniques; to relate literature to personal experience.” BR Alpert. 1985. P. 200.
Title: “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” JD Marshall and RK Durst. Research in the Teaching of English (May 1986), 198-215.