This is my book in my phone Writing advice often starts from the premise that we’re all going to sit down and bang out our word count for an hour every morning—or we should be. But not only do you not have to write every day, a lot of writers can’t write every day. They […]Writing … Continue reading Writing in Scraps — BREVITY’s Nonfiction Blog
In today's "What We've Learned," Mike Palmquist, author of , discusses the benefits of labor-based grading, and how the process of integrating knowledge can lead to a short-term decrease in performance, but a long-term gain for students.What We've Learned: Labor-Based Grading
The field of writing studies has been arguing for decades about disposing of current-traditionalism (CT). Scholars, professional groups, graduate students, and even deans now advocate for teaching written communication in other ways. These new paradigms, collectively known as post-process, have shown considerably better student outcomes and improved teaching experience. Yet, the fact remains that they … Continue reading Zombie Paradigms in the Classroom: Assuaging the Problems of Current-Traditionalism
This is a link to the article "To Learn the Truth, Read my Wikipedia Entry on Sichuan Peppers" by Mary Mann, a librarian. This article provides a nice walk-through of the writing process in the context of Wikipedia. Worth a read for how people can write and the writing process as it applies to critical … Continue reading To Learn the Truth, Read My Wikipedia Entry on Sichuan Peppers: Amid a pandemic and QAnon conspiracies, this librarian is focused on facts. (repost of a NYTimes Op-ed)
By Dr Vic Boyd, Academic Development Tutor, Institute for University to Business Education (U2B) Managing uncertainty is an area of expertise for every single member of staff at GCU. Particularly at this time of year as we embark on a new academic session, there are many friendly, familiar unknowns that we have become adept at … Continue reading Uncertainty as a vital component of learning: making room for the ‘how’ as well as the ‘what’
Undraa Maamuujav, Jenell Krishnan, & Penelope Collins Infographics are visual representations designed to present information, data, and knowledge quickly and clearly (Krauss, 2012). A writing curriculum that explicitly teaches writers how to develop infographics as an authentic method of planning their ideas and communicating them to an intended audience may hold unique affordances for their…Infographics … Continue reading Infographics to Support Writing Development Within Process-based Writing Pedagogy
An interview with a veteran teacher on how she thinks writing pedagogy works best: https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2020/09/teaching-art-teaching-writing/616045/?utm_source=feed Pretty much in line with what scholarship on this topic says. Confirmation bias serotonin hit aside, pretty good bit of information and advice.
This post originally appeared on the National Writing Project’s “Ahead of the Code” blog on Medium on August 22, 2020. Appreciating Writing Assistance Technologies… Finally? You would think that, as English teachers, we would have been more appreciative. Even from the founding of our major professional organization, the National Council of Teachers of English, we … Continue reading Appreciating Writing Assistance Technologies… Finally?
The writing process cannot be avoided, especially in the "Paper of Record." Ringer piece on random Twitter guy taking it upon himself to proof the Times, just because. We all know what this man is like, he's clearly that guy. At the same time, the article points out the need to have a clear process … Continue reading Twitter user proofreading the NYTimes
DePaul instructors discuss their processes of transitioning into online teaching in Spring. Includes some helpful advice and resources. https://wrdblog.org/fyw-administrators-and-instructors-reflect-on-remote-teaching-transition/