Term papers, research reports, essays, book reports, even the new SAT – the list of writing assignments in today’s schools is almost endless. Teachers rely heavily on students’ written work to determine how thoroughly they have studied their subjects and how much they have learned. Earning good grades requires hard work, but it also requires the ability to demonstrate the results of that effort.
It requires writing smart.
Getting the grammar right and the spelling correct is fundamental, of course. But smart writing is more than that. It’s a comprehensive process that involves knowing the material, knowing the intended audience, creating the right structure for the occasion, choosing words with just the right meaning and character, and critiquing the work with an honest eye. Every step is important – and every step can be learned.
Here’s an opportunity for your children to learn from a professional journalist with more than 30 years of experience on the staff of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.