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Document Number: 5180

Why Writing Matters - This excerpt summarizes the main points of Because Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Our Schools. The authors observe that, while American educators have long bemoaned the poor quality of student writing, the standards for quality writing have risen, and the importance of the craft in the classroom and beyond has taken unprecedented importance. Because Writing Matters proposes that students write more in all subject areas, as well as in a greater variety of writing tasks. (An excerpt from the introduction of Because Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Our Schools, National Writing Project and Carl Nagin, Jossey-Bass, 2003)...


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