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Why They Can't Write Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities

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ISBN-10: 1421437988

ISBN-13: 9781421437989

Edition: 2018

Authors: John Warner

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There seems to be widespread agreement that--when it comes to the writing skills of college students--we are in the midst of a crisis. In Why They Can't Write, John Warner, who taught writing at the college level for two decades, argues that the problem isn't caused by a lack of rigor, or smartphones, or some generational character defect. Instead, he asserts, we're teaching writing wrong. Warner blames this on decades of educational reform rooted in standardization, assessments, and accountability. We have done no more, Warner argues, than conditioned students to perform "writing-related simulations," which pass temporary muster but do little to help students develop their writing…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2018
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 3/17/2020
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.68" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English