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NWP College-Ready Writer's Program Equipping Students for Careers

Publication: SouthEast Education Network
Date: August 24, 2015

Summary: The National Writing Project's College-Ready Writers Program aims to help students become skilled at argument writing, which is an essential skill for their future as college students and citizens.

 

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According to Tom Fox, the program's Associate Director, 'What we hope students can do is to make sense of these competing points of view that come at them, read them carefully, assess their relevance, look at the value of their evidence, and take a stand within that conversation that exists already. We feel like that is a way that rural students, who are often isolated from these important conversations, can step up and participate with some agency in those conversations. It's a very exciting and ambitious program.'"

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