Blogging may help students understand value of writing

05/2/2008 | eSchool News (free registration)

Teens who blog write more -- not only online but offline -- and may be gleaning more practical writing tips than they are via the SAT-style exercises used in many classrooms, according to a recent Pew Internet and American Life Project survey. "Blogging and other forms of virtual debate actually foster the very types of intellectual exchange, analysis and argumentative writing that universities value," said Bradley A. Hammer, an instructor in Duke University's writing program.

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