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ERIC Number: EJ818275
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Encouraging Student Voice in Academic Writing
Gemmell, Rebecca
English Journal, v98 n2 p64-68 Nov 2008
Prior to her joining the California Writing Project's (WP) Improving Students' Academic Writing (ISA) program, the author relates how she used to get frustrated when she read her students' essays. As a result of her new understanding gained from her participation at ISA, the author boldly banished traditional literary analysis papers that asked students, for example, to analyze Macbeth as a tragic hero. She also relates how she got the idea of introducing Writer's Notebooks to her creative writing students. Through the "Writer's Notebooks", the author's students are able to engage personal opinions in their literary essays. Her students write with more zeal, resulting in more enjoyable reading for their teacher.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 12; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A