Why writing prompts might limit students' learning

12/1/2011 | Edutopia.org

Writing prompts can be ineffective if they give students time to generate only superficial texts, says Todd Finley, associate professor of English Education at East Carolina University. Relying on teacher-generated writing prompts that do not allow students to go in-depth with their work is ineffective, Finley writes. Researchers have found that students retain more information when they are allowed to explore outside the boundaries of a writing prompt, he writes.

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