Secondary school essay writing ‘as intellectually demanding as playing chess’

It says this is because the tasks require pupils to use a wide range of knowledge and skills. They must be able to write or type fluently at the same time as generating ideas and translating these into words, sentences, and structured texts.This writing process can result in students’ working memories, the parts of the brain where information is processed and combined, becoming overloaded, according to the EEF.

The report argues that instead of leaving the job of improving literacy to English teachers, it should be improved across the curriculum in secondary school.

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06/07/2019