Teaching grammar doesn't lead to better writing

Dennis Baron

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The role of grammar in better writing is discussed. The fact that college instructor may actually think that grammar is one of the skill that makes or breaks student prose does not mean that they are right. The need for organization, examples, an appropriate level of complexity, a sense of audience awareness in writing are emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalChronicle of Higher Education
Issue number36 SEC.2
StatePublished - May 16 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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