Writing: importance, development, and instruction

Graham, Steve; Gillespie, Amy; McKeown, Debra
January 2013
Reading & Writing;Jan2013, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
In this article, we examine why writing is important, how it develops, and effective writing practices. We situate the 5 articles in this special issue of Reading and Writing in this literature, providing a context for the contribution of each paper.


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