Question: What types of writing do students find most difficult on writing assessments?
Answer/Quote: “The National Assessment of Educational Progress (1980), in its ten-year study of student achievement in writing reveals that students have much more difficulty with persuasive writing tasks, which involve argument , than with narrative, descriptive, or expository tasks.” P. 62.
Comment: Of course, I’ll bet that the least taught type of writing is persuasive writing. RayS.
Title: “Student Argumentative Writing Knowledge and Ability at Three Grade Levels.” TM McCann. Research in the Teaching of English (February 1989), 62-76.