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ERIC Number: ED424570
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-4
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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The Power of the Written Voice.
Bolling, Anna L.
To encourage students of an upper division writing class to recognize the nuances of voice or tone in their written work, one instructor began the first day of each class by discussing voice and tone. After the instructor reviewed their first-day writings, students were paired with a peer partner. At the end of each semester students were requested to comment about their peer review experience in their dialogue journals. After this peer pairing, many form lasting relationships based on the similarities of their experiences and interests. Beyond these similarities, however, the voices that can be heard are confident, with a confirmed belief in their abilities. Whether the students are accomplished writers or developing writers, nearly all of them have extremely positive feelings about the process and their mutual contributions to the peer pair. The significance of voice can be demonstrated by encouraging students to listen to their partner's written voice to find their own. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A