Writing: First Problem Is Thinking

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Spring 1982


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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