Wednesday, January 4, 2012

College Writing

Question: How can high school teachers prepare students for the writing they will be required to do in college?

Answer: Students pick their expected college majors, identify the types of writing in their fields through questions to college teachers and course descriptions from college catalogs and on the Internet and analyze these types of writing. For example, type in “Writing for Physics” in Bing or Google and you will learn what types of writing assignments will be expected in the field of physics.

Comment: Interesting idea. Students will discover that the writing formats in their chosen fields has sometimes little in common with the writing they are taught in English. RayS.

Title: “They Can Get There from Here: Teaching for Transfer Through a ‘Writing about Writing’ Course.” J  Wells. English Journal (November 2011), 57-68.

No comments:

Post a Comment