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ERIC Number: ED352671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 6
Abstractor: N/A
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Make Room for Writing.
Spiegel, Lisa A.
When faced with the challenging idea that they too, must write as part of their job as teachers, most of the graduate students in an English education class voiced deep frustration about and resistance to such a request. They heatedly argued that their teaching and course loads allowed them little or no time to write, that it was unreasonable to expect them to do so, and that writing is best left to college professors who can find the time for it. However, these complaints do not discount the imperative that every teacher of English should spend some time at the task of writing. In any job that a teacher might be faced with, a dedicated professional will always be able to find time to write. Instead of discarding writing because of busy schedules, commitments must be reviewed and time set aside for composition. Primarily, writing instructors should be practicing actively what they profess to teach. Writing improves writing skills, and doing what the students do creates a bond between teacher and student. The decision to cut out all creative or professional writing activities is irresponsible for any teacher of English. (HB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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