Writing: First Problem Is Thinking
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.
Atkins, Annette. “Writing: First Problem Is Thinking.” Improving College and University Teaching 30, no. 2 (Spring 1982): 52. http://www.jstor.org/stable/27565482.