ERIC Number: ED215345
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Perception and Evaluation: Writing to Develop Thinking Skills.
Kirscht, Judith M.
If students are first taught writing as experience, then become aware of the intellectual and imaginative operations they use to shape that experience, they will be better able to manage the thinking and writing tasks of the various academic disciplines and of the world of work. This is the purpose of a proposed upper-level writing course that would help students identify the thinking skills required by a variety of subject areas and to apply these skills to their personal lives. The course will assist students in examining the ways they respond to the world and form attitudes, and then lead them to examine the influence of that perspective on their observations. Next, the course will show students how to apply the scientific method to their own beliefs. Finally, the students would learn to identify and analyze the values that underlie their choices. By thinking and writing throughout the course, students will move from the self outward, from personal, through academic, to purposeful tasks so that they can better understand the appropriate language of each. (Course materials are appended.) (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing across the Curriculum
Note: Paper presented at the National Endowment for the Humanities/Beaver College Summer Institute for Writing in the Humanities (Glenside, PA, July 26-31, 1981).