The Case for Content in Developmental Writing Assignments

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Have you read one too many personal narratives about high school graduation? Developmental writing instructors often focus on narrative and descriptive writing and first-person reflections. You might want to introduce writing from sources but aren’t sure how to do it. Maybe you hesitate to delve into quoting and paraphrasing at the developmental level. This presentation will provide tips and techniques to beef up developmental writing assignments and give them an academic focus. We will discuss ways to ease students into college-level writing by using readings as models and sources of content

Have you read one too many personal narratives about high school graduation? Developmental writing instructors often focus on narrative and descriptive writing and first-person reflections. You might want to introduce writing from sources but aren’t sure how to do it. Maybe you hesitate to delve into quoting and paraphrasing at the developmental level. This presentation will provide tips and techniques to beef up developmental writing assignments and give them an academic focus. We will discuss ways to ease students into college-level writing by using readings as models and sources of content.

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Susan Todd, Professor of English, Jefferson College

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