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ERIC Number: EJ833322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
Writing Tutors in the Economics Classroom: A Case Study
Marr, Bill; Misser, Emmy
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v38 n3 p21-36 2008
This paper reports on a pilot study that involved introducing writing tutors or writing fellows into a compulsory, third-year economics course with the intent of incorporating both writing across the curriculum and writing intensive elements. The connections and interrelationships between writing and writing intensive courses are set out briefly first of all; the connections among writing, critical thinking, and knowledge acquisition are emphasised. The course and the writing tutor system are both described, along with their connection to the Writing Centre at the university, and then comments from the tutors and the students in the course are presented. The study appears to be successful and some thoughts to consider when introducing this system elsewhere are given.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada