National Writing Project

Why Writing is Essential

Publication: FOX 6 WRBC
Date: November 2, 2012

Summary: In this video interview, NWP Executive Director Dr. Sharon J. Washington gives insight as to why developing student writing skills in conjunction with the Common Core State Standards initiative is so crucial today. Dr. Washington visited the service area of the Red Mountain Writing Project, based at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.


Excerpt from Interview

Strong writing skills not only help [students] academically and help them complete college, but they really need it in the workplace. Most workplaces these days have writing demands where young people have to be able to write, communicate, and sometimes explain things to others. You'll see it in many professions, not just teaching, journalism, or legal professions.

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