Prior to beginning this discussion, please read “Writing,
Early” (pp. 212-219) and “Writing, Advanced” (pp. 220-226) in your
required text as well as “Using Blogs to Improve Students’
Summary Writing Abilities” and “An Adjective Is a Word Hanging
Down From a Noun: Learning to Write and Students With Learning
Disabilities” in your required articles.
Based on your resources this week, explain the theoretical
perspectives of early versus late writing development. Apply skeptical
inquiry to a brief discussion about why language acquisition is an
important component of learning how to write. Apply the concept of
writing acquisition to your own academic success. Has your own
development for language and for writing affected your success? How?
Based on the evidence suggested in “An Adjective Is a Word Hanging Down
From a Noun: Learning to Write and Students With Learning
Disabilities,” only 25% of students can be classified as proficient
writers (Harris & Graham, 2013). Apply ethical principles and
professional standards of learning and cognition psychology to this
complex and growing concern by playing the role of the expert. What
suggestions do you have, based on empirical evidence and theory, for
increasing the competency of writers in this country? As a scholar, how
important is it to encourage competent writing in others? What
strategies could you employ to improve your own writing? Your initial
post should be 450 to 600 words in length and thoroughly discuss each
of the elements in the prompt.