National Writing Project

Because Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Our Schools

National Writing Project and Carl Nagin (Jossey-Bass, 2003)

Writing is the single most important skill for students' academic and professional success. Yet in the last twenty years, it has received little attention in our nation's schools, and national assessments show that just one in four American students is able to write proficiently. This updated version of Because Writing Matters, includes new sections on writing and English language learners and technology, with recommendations based in solid research and practice.

The original hardback edition is still available to purchase.

"Because Writing Matters has sweeping appeal to teachers, administrators, and parents alike."


Essays in Education, Fall 2003

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