I’ve been looking over my handouts for writing and realize that I need to pare them down to the essential. As Occam’ razor states “All other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best.” It is hard to teach someone to run when they cannot even crawl. I realize that textbooks and myself add so much stuff to an explanation of writing that the students get lost in what they have to do.
What is the type of writing?
What are its critical characteristics?
What steps would lead to success in this type of writing?
How will I model it for them?