Title

Writing: First Problem Is Thinking

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Spring 1982

Abstract

Teaching fifteen first-year students in a yearlong “writing across the curriculum” United States social history course has led me to a series of discoveries about their thinking and writing abilities: Students only believe that they can speak better than they can write; virtually no student believes that he can write with skill; and trouble with thinking is prior to difficulties with writing.

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