It can be taught, but it does not develop naturally: Myths and realities in writing instruction

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Abstract

This article examines two myths about writing: good writing cannot be taught, and writing develops naturally. For each myth, we develop an alternate proposition and recommend methods for achieving it with students who find writing difficult. The proposed instructional procedures focus specifically on the development of knowledge, skill, will, and self-regulation in writing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)414-424
Number of pages11
Journal School Psychology Review
Volume26
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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