#1. Writing is the most important skill for the future

Poor writing is holding the world back, slowing the velocity of getting big, meaningful things done. Poor writing is often the root cause of misunderstanding between people. Misunderstanding leads to confusion. Confusion leads to delays and disregarding great ideas. Take Amazon for example. Writing is Amazon’s superpower. Amazon’s six-page memo exists to clearly articulate an … Continue reading #1. Writing is the most important skill for the future

#2. The world’s education system is NOT structured to support writing

As a reminder, we view Writing as Structured Thinking. Any reference to writing below focuses on the higher-order aspects (content, structure, clarity) as opposed to just grammar. Writing education is a math problem. The best way to improve writing skills is through Deliberate Practice formed by receiving instructional feedback and acting on it. However, providing … Continue reading #2. The world’s education system is NOT structured to support writing

#3. The Writing Feedback Death Spiral

In the last article, we discussed how the world’s education system is NOT structured to support students on writing due to the Educator-Time Problem. Writing education is in a death spiral in part because the Educator-Time problem remains unsolved. The only way to solve the Educator-Time Problem is through one-on-one writing feedback. Now, we’ll discuss … Continue reading #3. The Writing Feedback Death Spiral

#4. Writing Tutoring is Hard

The only way out of the Writing Feedback Death Spiral is to solve one-on-one writing tutoring. It’s a difficult problem because it requires simultaneously solving multiple complex challenges to break the death spiral. First, the writing feedback experience must be made great. Students must feel the feedback is useful and valuable. The feedback must focus … Continue reading #4. Writing Tutoring is Hard

#5 The solution to improving writing skills in education

Today’s educational system is NOT structured to support writing. The result is the Writing Feedback Death Spiral. One-on-one writing tutoring is the solution. At Prompt, we’ve made it easy and cost-effective to implement one-on-one writing tutoring within the current educational structure. And, we can deliver great student writing outcomes for less than the cost of … Continue reading #5 The solution to improving writing skills in education