One-third of US college students don’t write essays: study

August 1, 2018

A new study of over 1,000 college students at four-year institutions in the United States has found that only two-thirds of the respondents have written a paper that is ten pages or longer, reports Emma Whitford. According to the study, the students who were most likely to have been assigned longer writing assignments were those from left-leaning, affluent families, as well as Black students, males, and students who grew up abroad. Whitford adds that older students were more likely to report that they needed additional help with their writing, as were politically conservative students and those who came from families with incomes below USD $45K. Inside Higher Ed