The Skidmore College Expository Writing Network. Strategies for a Writing-Intensive Instruction

The Skidmore College Expository Writing Network. Strategies for a Writing-Intensive Instruction

Three kinds of activity easily integrate into witing-intensive courses. First are those activities which focus only on the CONTENT, such as for example lectures and discussions of texts. Second are activities related solely to WRITING as separate from the content concerns regarding the course. Grammar drills or sentence combining exercises fall into this category, but so would lecturing on writing in general or examining models of good writing regardless of the content. Third are activities which teach BOTH WRITING AND CONTENT. Peer critiquing, journal writing, and group brainstorming teach both writing and content as does examining model essays which are chosen for the quality of this writing plus the value of the content. The following suggestions are designed to show how writing could be taught not simply as a mechanical skill (through sentence and paragraph modeling), nor merely as the display of information (by concentrating solely on content), but as a generative intellectual www.wedoyouressays.com/ activity in its own right. Read more