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Can a college student be taught to write better?

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  • 1. Can A College Student Be Taught to Write Better?
    By: Taryn Lewis
  • 2. Why are students having such difficulty writing ones they get to college??
    Teachers/ teaching methods
    Students personal issue
    Writing curriculum
  • 3. 52% of the participants responded that the techniques instructors are and have been using to teach writing are not effective.
  • 4. Writing has grown to be about much more than just grammar and structure due to advancement in technology. We now have computer programs that can fix our grammar structure and punctuation mistakes.
  • 5. One thing technology cant do is think creatively.
    Writing creatively is what sets one writing piece apart from another.
  • 6. Reading more and a different variety of types was a way suggested by participants in a survey to improve ones writing skills.
  • 7. Does writing have anything to do with…
    ?
  • 8. Possessing good writing skills IS crucial to ones success.
    85% of the participants agreed that possessing writing skills is crucial to ones success in life.
  • 9. Adequate writing skills are required by almost all jobs in the world.
  • 10. Participants gave suggestions on how someone could improve their writing skills and abilities the majority of the answers included reading and writing more, not only more but also a wider variety of types. These results indicate that people KNOW ways they can improve their skills BUT CHOOSEnot too.
  • 11. How Important is grammar on a scale of 1-10?
    SAT & ACT Standardized
    Test Board
    The SAT & ACT added writing portions to their standardized test which evaluates ones ability to write based on grammar structure and punctuation….
  • 12. When it should be
    evaluating ones writing ability based on
    Creativity
    &
    Key Ideas
  • 13. Ideas/Meaning
    The writing curriculum NEEDS to be revised so that students are being taught what they need to know in order to be able to write to the level of expectation in college.
    crea
    tivity
    Structure
    Punctuation
    Grammar
    knowledge