Food for Thought

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April 30, 2013

Judith Langer and Arthur Applebee (as cited in Gallagher, 2011) in their book How Writing Shapes Thinking state:

There is clear evidence that activities involving writing… lead to better learning than activities involving reading and studying only. Writing assists learning. Beyond that, we learned that writing is not writing is not writing [sic]; different kinds of writing activities lead students to focus on different kinds of information, to think about that information in different ways, and in turn to take quantitatively and qualitatively different kinds of knowledge away from their reading experiences. (1987, 135)


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