Carnegie Mellon University

Eberly Center

Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

Students can’t write

Students can’t write.

To find the most effective strategies, select the reason that best describes your situation, keeping in mind there may be multiple relevant reasons.

Students lack critical background skills.

Students lack discipline-specific writing skills.

Students have misconceptions about what writing involves.

Students are encountering linguistic and cultural obstacles to writing.

Students may be intimidated by writing and lack confidence in their abilities.

Students are unclear about certain parameters of the assignment or do not know how to meet them.

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