Can a college student be taught to write better?Presentation Transcript
Can A College Student Be Taught to Write Better? By: Taryn Lewis
Why are students having such difficulty writing ones they get to college?? Teachers/ teaching methods Students personal issue Writing curriculum
52% of the participants responded that the techniques instructors are and have been using to teach writing are not effective.
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.
One thing technology cant do is think creatively. Writing creatively is what sets one writing piece apart from another.
Reading more and a different variety of types was a way suggested by participants in a survey to improve ones writing skills.
Does writing have anything to do with… ?
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.
Adequate writing skills are required by almost all jobs in the world.
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.
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….
When it should be evaluating ones writing ability based on Creativity & Key Ideas
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