ERIC Number: EJ539555
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Writing Back and Forth: Class Letters.
New Directions for Teaching and Learning, n69 p15-25 Spr 1997
Recommends that college teachers and their students exchange weekly letters, in either paper or electronic form, as a familiar and friendly means of communication. The method increases dialog, suggests rethinking, and encourages rewriting while keeping the stakes low. Students respond well to the assignment. Samples of student letters and comments are included. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Electronic Mail, Feedback, Higher Education, Letters (Correspondence), Revision (Written Composition), Student Motivation, Teacher Student Relationship, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme issue: "Writing To Learn: Strategies for Assigning and Responding to Writing Across the Disciplines."