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Teaching Writing in our own Disciplines - Tips - FaCET

Teaching Writing in our own Disciplines

Tip Sheet No. 20 from the CTL workshop

Not just for English Professors!

by Retta Poe, Psychology

April 3, 1996

1. To get students to write the way you want them to, you have to teach them to do it.
2. Use writing as a way for students to focus on their material.
3. Have students do a class journal to allow for anonymous writing by the students on class topics, current events, etc.
4. Provide students with an example of a paper that demonstrates what you are looking for.
5. Assign papers that will be interesting to read and grade.
6. Send students to the writing lab in the English Department for help with grammar.

For more information about this workshop, contact the CTL staff or any of the following individuals who attended: Matt McGovern, Chris Rose, B. Augustino.


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