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Choice in the Writing Class: How Do Students Decide What to Write and How to Write It?

By: Susan Hunt
Publication: The Quarterly, Vol. 17, No. 2
Date: Spring 1995

Summary: Susan Hunt examines the topics that her high school students choose to write about. She observes and categorizes the differences in topics chosen by male versus female students, noting the sociologically determined roles that play a part in their views of the world. She shares her thoughts on the meaning of the students' choices in terms of what the students need to be taught.

 

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