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Stanford Study of Writing - Home - 0 views

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    This is a very interesting study done by Andrea Lunsford at Stanford which suggests that the rise of social software has had a positive effect on students' writing. Interesting to read some of the things the students valued about their participation in the study - peer feedback, detailed editing-style commentary on their scripts & so on.
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Young and addicted to social networks: and they've never written so much - edublogs - 0 views

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    Social networking as the means to reviving students' flagging literacy skills? This short post gives the background to a bigger study by Andrea Lunsford, the Stanford Study of Writing (which I shall bookmark separately_.
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What Should Colleges Teach? - Stanley Fish Blog - NYTimes.com - 0 views

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    Article by Stanley Fish which raises some interesting questions about the place of writing in university study, and whether it should be embedded in the disciplines or taught separately. It plays into wider debates about canon-formation. More relevant to the US system but still interesting I thought.
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