Writing Support: Stories & Angles
(for slower transmission than possible at a Program Directors' meeting)
links viewable at http://bit.ly/WrSupport
Story 1: What if everyone made use of this...?
Story 2: When the Writing Instructor laughed at the earnest assistant professor...
Angle 1: Dialogue around written work
Angle 2: Making Space for Taking Initiative in and through Relationships
(see also here
Angle 3: Engaging the 4Hs
Low resources leads to innovations that others may draw on
1. Require capstone and pre-capstone students to connect with a professional editor
2. Research and Study Competencies to develop
3. "Marathon days"--a Saturday or holiday when students come & work together to push to complete and proof (esp. on scholarly apparatus)
4. Draw attention to GWC,etc.
, but also develop in-program Writing Support Group
5. Broader view of cultivating writing competency
- Take care of the process and the product will take care of itself.
- You are not on your own. You are part of a wider community. Respect others for the work they do.
6. Writing Workshop
and Writing Support Groups
built into course sessions and expectations.
7. Compilation of tools & processes for research and engagement
Thoughts to chew on
- It might be investigated, not assumed, that what poor writers need is more teaching of good writing.
- In this spirit, writing coaches might be drawn from within and across a wide range of programs.