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what king actually said

Postby mike m. » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:34 pm

comments on when he was teaching

You have to make sure they know what they’re doing ...
If you can get a satisfactory answer to “Why did you write it this way?” they’re fine.
IS JUST WRITING KNOWING WHAT YOU ARE DOING?????

I used to tell them that if you could put together a model car or assemble a piece of furniture from directions, you could write a sentence.
WOWEEE!!! THAT SURE SOUNDS LIKE PLANNING TO ME

The best thing—maybe the only thing—is to tell the student that telling the truth is the most important thing, much more important than the grammar.
AND YET GRAMMAR IS ALL THAT ALL SCHOOLS TAUGHT WHEN I WAS IN ELHI AND UNI.

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Re: what king actually said

Postby rob-lost » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:38 pm

I was taught grammar in... <GASP!> Grammar class. Mathematics and Algebra provided logic. Science taught me research (and how to document what I found).

There was more, as well. But the basic idea is that not everything I need as a writer was within language (or even writing) classes.
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Re: what king actually said

Postby mike m. » Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:51 pm

[quote="rob-lost"]I was taught grammar in... <GASP!> Grammar class. Mathematics and Algebra provided logic. Science taught me research (and how to document what I found).

There was more, as well. But the basic idea is that not everything I need as a writer was within language (or even writing) classes.[/quote]
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a class on writing should teach writing not more grammar
that is the failing our schools had for decades

they are starting to improve
but as the washpost article showed the pedagogy is still flawed


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