Why Our Students Forget and What It Means for How We Teach Writing

Let’s start with a test:

  1. What is something you read in the last 24 hours? Anything at all. A book, an article, a poem. Now, try to remember it in as much detail as possible.
  2. Next, think about something you read last week. What do you remember of that?
  3. Lastly, think about something you read last month. What do you remember of that? Can you even remember what you read last month?
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