Stanley E. Fish the writer of the article "What should colleges teach?, Part 3" , argues that understanding how to structure and forming sentences should be taught in college to help students become better college writers. I do agree that sentences and forming them should be taught and is very important for college writing, but understanding the assignment prompt is also important, if not more.
|Even Spongebob has difficulties with writing essays.|
Colleges should teach students how to carefully read and understand the assignment prompt, because it will also help students better understand their professor's language. This is very important for college freshman because coming from high school the teacher's expectations and language can be very different than college professors'. They tend to assume what the assignment means or what it is asking, which can lead them astray from what is actually meant. They cannot understand the professors language and expectations, if they do not carefully read and understand the assignment prompt.
|Yes, Sentence structure is important, but....|