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As a cognitive operation, writing is acknowledged to involve the generation of language through assimilation of" the known in the form of prior knowledge (Sanacore, 1983). The process also incorporates organizational functions such as categorization in order to create a conceptual flow of information. Further, the act of writing involves a multisensory interaction with language, for it is written, seen and often heard as the writer's thoughts are given permanence in the form of print. Writing is a study skill that teachers can ill afford to neglect in the learning classroom.

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