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The Write Thing

Date: February 28, 2011

Summary: Kay Randall, the director of public affairs for the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin, explores how the Heart of Texas Writing Project helps teachers and students discover their inner author.


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Especially when we're dealing with students, we need to remember that writing's like everything else in that you're probably not going to get better at it if you never do it. It's no different than piano playing, cooking, sculpting, sewing, learning a new language or designing a building—you become more accomplished as you practice and you also tend to enjoy the process more and more as you, almost inevitably, gain confidence and fluency."

Copyright © 2010 The University of Texas at Austin. Reprinted with permission.
Randall, Kay. 2010. "The Write Thing." The University of Texas at Austin: Feature Stories , June 14.

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