March 21, 2014
Students Come to College Thinking They’ve Mastered Writing
Freshmen estimate that they write about 25 hours each week, and most believe that they arrived on their campus with college-level writing skills fully formed.
The findings, which suggest that students' notions about writing may not match professors' expectations, emerged from a series of conversations between students and faculty members in composition and writing on several campuses. The conversations were organized by the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the