Like reading, writing must be taught in a systematic manner. From the mechanics of simple sentences, students proceed to compound and complex sentences. As student experience incremental success and increasing mastery, they begin to find their voice as a writer.
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While these basic skills represent only the beginning of a students journey as a writer they are nevertheless, essential. From elementary school to university and beyond writing is a craft that must be continually honed, through consistent practice and constant refinement. Whether entering the work force or enrolling in a university program, writing is a must have skill for successful students in the 21st century. A strong foundation in academic and expository writing is therefore of the utmost importance.