Thursday, June 02, 2005

Keith Rhodes' "Anti Anti-antirammar Article"

The to teach or not teach grammar debate is taking place on WPA-L again, and Keith Rhodes has sent us all a link to his "Anti Anti-antigrammar Article" that cites a number of sources which demonstrate that teaching formal grammar doesn't do much to improve student writing. He also points out that the teaching of grammar is a fairly new practice in the scheme of things. The piece does more than lambastes the teaching of grammar, however, but identifies practices which research suggests does improve student writing.

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