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ERIC Number: ED362883
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Writing To Learn in Science.
Allen, Sheilah
Recent surveys on writing in secondary school science classes indicate that a variety of modes of writing are incorporated for different purposes. The critical essay, the research report, and term paper assignments still demonstrate their usefulness as promoters of learning science. The study guide, another standard teaching tool, also continues to be used effectively. Other creative assignments to involve students include: translating science text to newspaper format; personal narrative writing in response to science experiences; situation-based fiction; rewriting of technical material; and writing a dialogue dramatizing conversations about scientific developments. The most popular new arrival on the writing-to-learn scene is the student journal. The value of writing to learn in science extends beyond gaining knowledge of the subject to students acquiring understanding of themselves and their relation to the world, clearly a desired outcome of science instruction. (Contains 49 references.) (RS)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Contexts; Writing to Learn