MORE WRITING LEADS TO BETTER WRITERS…

August 29th, 2014

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Mouse-over: I’d like to find a corpus of writing writing from children in a non-self-selected sample (e.g. handwritten letters to the president from everyone in the same teacher’s 7th grade class every year)–and score the kids today versus the kids 20 years ago on various objective measures of writing quality. I’ve heard the idea that exposure to all this amateur peer practice is hurting us, but I’d bet on the generation that conducts the bulk of their social lives via the written word over the generation that occasionally wrote book reports and letters to grandma once a year, any day.

One Response to “MORE WRITING LEADS TO BETTER WRITERS…”

  1. Jeff Hess says:

    Good morning all,

    To be fair, I immediately went looking for the study (or studies) that Munroe makes reference to here but found no joy.

    I did find a long list of studies that found the opposite.

    Do all you can to make today a better communicated day,

    Jeff

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