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ERIC Number: EJ1116290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov-22
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Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
Client-Based Writing about Science: Immersing Science Students in Real Writing Contexts
Kiefer, Kate; Leff, Aaron
Across the Disciplines, v5 Nov 2008
Giving students direct experience with the writing contexts and demands they will soon face as professionals focuses their attention on learning as much as possible from a required writing course. Our approach has concentrated on developing an experiential (client-based) curriculum to provide students the benefits of writing for real audiences as well as meeting both student and teacher goals--engagement with real content, authentic practice of key writing skills, and sophisticated analysis of rhetorical context. Anticipating--and avoiding--potential pitfalls can help students take full advantage of the opportunities inherent in the client-based curriculum.
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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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