Essentially, students are not thinking of the best ideas, words or strategies to achieve their communication goals. They are thinking of what NAPLAN wants, even if this is bad writing.
Lucinda McKnight talks about the way in which NAPLAN influences and inhibits writing habits. This relates to John Warner’s book on the problems of essay writing.
Lucinda McKnight and Narelle Wood discuss the dangers of descriptive writing structures. This reminds me of.