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ERIC Number: EJ1097349
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0007-8034
Thinking in a Discipline: An Assignment in a Critical Thinking Class
Fike, Matthew A.
CEA Forum, v36 n2 Sum-Fall 2007
This article reports on a challenging and effective assignment on thinking in a discipline that the author gave during fall 2006 in his sophomore-level "Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing" (CRTW) course at Winthrop University. Required of all students, the course follows Writing 101: Composition; and a multi-disciplinary course about the self entitled "The Human Experience: Who Am I?," which is taught by faculty from a variety of departments and billed as "a course requiring a significant amount of writing." With a big time gap after the former and uneven writing instruction in the latter, CRTW students' writing skills range from remedial to highly advanced. The challenge for the instructor is obvious: how to create assignments that challenge and engage the best students without losing those who need basic-level writing instruction.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
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