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ERIC Number: EJ1044164
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Letters Home as an Alternative to Lab Reports
Lane, W. Brian
Physics Teacher, v52 n7 p397-399 Oct 2014
The traditional lab report is known to create several pedagogical shortcomings in the introductory physics course, particularly with regard to promoting student engagement and encouraging quality writing. This paper discusses the use of a "letter home" written to a non-physicist as an alternative to lab reports that creates a more authentic writing experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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