English language writing, decision making, middle school students, authors
The article focuses on good writing in the English classroom. It mentions that the way to know if one has good writing is to see how the audience reacts to it. Writing professionals argue that good writers anticipate readers' reactions as they shape style, page design, and content and every aspect of their writing. It notes that one of the main goals in professional writing is to teach students to use of rhetoric tools to influence their audiences and to emphasize ethical decision-making.
Source Publication Title
National Council of Teachers of English
Bush, Jonathan and Zuidema, Leah A., "Professional Writing in the English Classroom: Good Writing: The Problem of Ethics" (2011). Faculty Work Comprehensive List. 53.