Thursday, January 26, 2012

College Writing Teachers on High School Writing

Question: What do college writing teachers criticize in high school writing?

Answer: “Finds that college instructors are critical of the focus on formalist writing instruction or limited composing process models at the high school level. Finds that high school instructors are often focused on preparing students for standardized composition tests.”

Comment: I am most concerned about the limited purpose for high school writing—standardized composition tests. RayS.

Source: Brockman, E., Taylor, M., Kreth, M., & Crawford, M. K. (2011). What do professors really say
about college writing? English Journal, 100(3), 75–81.

Title:  “Annotated Bibliography of Research in the Teaching of English.” Richard Beach, et al. Research in the Teaching of English (November 2011), Internet.

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