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Argumentative Writing Helps Students Become Participants in the Real World

Education Week

This blog post from Casey Olsen, a secondary English teacher affiliated with the Montana Writing Project, touches on the importance of argument writing and exposing students to a range of voices and perspectives. Olsen, a member of the National Writing Project’s College-Ready Writers Program (CRWP) leadership team, describes how he uses CRWP principles to help students focus on the substantiation of claims, which often helps neutralize conversations around tough, divisive issues in the classroom.

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