Term Paper pt 1 - Robert Kim H ED 400 Section 03 Assignment 1 Teaching students to write effectively is a growing concern in America's colleges and

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Robert Kim H ED 400, Section 03 August 27, 2009 Assignment 1 Teaching students to write effectively is a growing concern in America’s colleges and universities. It has become apparent the writing skill students possess is weak. Correcting the issue has been analyzed in an attempt to provide better instruction and graduate proficient writers. Antiquated teaching methods coupled with divergent ideas about how to tackle the matter, a de-emphasis on the quality of instruction and systemic issues within the post-secondary education system all play a significant role contributing to the inferior writing skills amongst students. Derek Bok suggests that teaching to write effectively requires a number of changes and considerable resources that extend beyond what is achievable in a single course. According to Bok a fundamental reason for the continued failure to develop skilled writers is a result of the notion that correcting grammar, spelling and errors in syntax is enough to produce college-level proficiency. Additionally, the fact that by the 1990’s greater than 95%
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This note was uploaded on 05/10/2010 for the course H ED 410 taught by Professor Castellblanch during the Fall '10 term at San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking.

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Term Paper pt 1 - Robert Kim H ED 400 Section 03 Assignment 1 Teaching students to write effectively is a growing concern in America's colleges and

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