Designing Effective, Transferable Writing Instruction in the Disciplines
Date: Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Quad City Riverfront Campus, Room A118
Instructor(s): Neil Baird, C Dilger
Description: As faculty we spend a great deal of time writing in our discipline. We are used to what it means to do discipline-specific work, but what does it mean for students entering our classrooms? This workshop examines how students move from high school writing, to introductory college writing courses to more advanced writing and research in their disciplines. Neil Baird and Bradley Dilger, both professors of writing at WIU, are conducting a multi-year research project which examines writing transfer for students as they write in their majors and continue into their profession. In this workshop, we share preliminary findings, including implications for effective discussion of the place of transfer in the curriculum. We offer a model for thinking about transfer productively and include specific suggestions for teaching for transfer. Participants are encouraged to email assignments and example papers to Dilger beforehand for consultation. The presentation will include ample time for questions. Tweet this!
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