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"The Research Paper"
"The National Writing Project" is a terrific website for teachers of high school students as they face the challenge of helping students engage more successfully in discipline-specific writing.
**Here's a link to an article entitled, "The Research Paper: Engaging Students in Academic Writing," by Cindy Heckenlaible.
TEACHING SECONDARY STUDENTS to WRITE
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What Works in Writing Instruction - Education Week Teacher
This is a great article for teaching writing as an integral component of everyday tasks.!
Scholarships and Contests
Many college scholarships require the student applicant to write an essay. Take time to visit some of the instructional writing links on this site.
What about Grammar?
This is an age-old question: how important is a knowledge of grammar in good writing?
The pendulum continues to swing back and forth on this one, but as an English teacher, I have to say that a knowledge of grammar is vitally important in becoming a proficient writer.
A student doesn't have to know every possible sentence construction, or be able to diagram lengthy clauses in order to be a good writer, but he or she should know the basics:
*Parts of speech
*Types of sentences (more on that later)
*Parts of the sentence
*Differences between phrases and clauses
No "Homework" exist(s)
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