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Students’ writing skills – worst than ever?

May 12, 2013 | By Jim Stovall | No Comments | Filed in: writing.

Lawrence Musgrove, an English prof at St. Xavier in Chicago, has stirred up a debate on with an article that says the empirical evidence to show that student writing skills have deteriorated doesn’t exist. Students are making about as many writing errors as they always have. But there are many who disagree or have something to add to Musgrove’s analysis.

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