Sunday, July 26, 2009

Summer Learning - Part 3

Writing is iterative, and is as much an art as a science.

Students need to practice writing in order to improve their writing skills and “find their voices” as writers. Many students have great ideas, but lack the mechanics required to make their writing cohesive. Student often struggle with how to express their ideas, spell correctly, use proper grammar, write using correct sentence structure, create transition sentences, craft solid introductions and conclusions, and avoid repetition and cliques. Colleges had been seeing so many students that could not write a solid paper, that they pressured the College Board to add a writing section to the SAT. Ignoring poor writing skills will limit choices as students progress in their academic careers. Summer is a great time to practice honing those writing skills.

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