Bruce C. Kelley


In the last twenty years, educators have advanced the premise that writing, in various forms, can foster learning in every class in every discipline. While we routinely use writing in many ways to communicate, define a position, or make new connections, some forms of writing, such as lists, reminder notes, and diaries, tend to be mental scribbles indecipherable to all but the writer. These scribbles constitute one of language's most private forms: writing for the purpose of bringing personal meaning to a situation that previously had none.