ERIC Number: ED333424
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Writers Welcome Here; Evolution through Diversity: The University of New Hampshire's Workshop Model for Teaching Writing.
A University of New Hampshire English department faculty member has been both a student and a teacher in the writing program. As a student she learned, over time, to do more writing in class, rather than in solitude. Time, topic, and structure limits came to be seen as liberating. The writing course encompassed not only conferences and full-class workshops, but reading groups, writing groups, a research project, oral presentations, debate, student-led exercises, responses to conferences, responses to groups, responses to collaborative projects, and double-entry journals. While one instructor developed the research project more fully, others worked to incorporate more reading into their classes. The faculty realized that while students had free choice regarding writing topics, readings were assigned. From then on, students were allowed to select readings and share them with the class. They also wrote five pages per week. The department community respects good writing and good teaching, so there is room for growth. (SG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of New Hampshire; Writing Development
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (42nd, Boston, MA, March 21-23, 1991).