Why test writing?
Learning to write is vital to a good
education. It is an essential skill for succeeding in higher
education, the workplace, and lifelong learning. Writing
requires students to express their knowledge with purpose
and coherence. As students learn to write, they sharpen
their ability to clarify thoughts and organize ideas.
Writing teaches mental discipline and precision by promoting
careful, analytical thinking and demanding that students
follow the rigors of correct spelling, punctuation,
capitalization, sentence structure and usage.