Thursday, October 11, 2007

Web Picks on Writing 02: Students Practice Writing

Question: How can I help high school and college students practice their writing?

Answer: Suggestions from Kim Jackson, Assistant Director of the City College Writing Center on how to help students practice their writing:

Give students five to ten minutes at the end of class to summarize the day's lesson. Have students use five to ten minutes at the beginning of class to respond to a question introducing the day's discussion topic or to the previous session's activities. Assign individual students (one or more for each session) to write up the "minutes" of the previous class session and then distribute/review them with the rest of the class at the start of the next session. Ask students to keep "facing-page" notes: notes on the left, questions and comments on the right. URL is listed below.

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