In this groundbreaking study, Langer and Applebee analyzed writing assignments and their teaching across the curriculum in U.S. secondary schools to see how they support learning. "To improve the teaching of writing, particularly in the context of academic tasks," they argue, "is also to improve the quality of thinking required of school children." But they further show here how differences in the kinds of writing students do lead students to do different kinds of thinking and learning.
Publication Information: Langer, Judith A., and Applebee, Arthur N. (2007). How Writing Shapes Thinking: A Study of Teaching and Learning. WAC Clearinghouse Landmark Publications in Writing Studies: http://wac.colostate.edu/books/langer_applebee/. Originally Published in Print, 1987, by National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, Illinois.
Publication Date: October 11, 2007
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