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ERIC Number: EJ886383
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-1087-0059
Teaching Students to "Cook": Promoting Writing in the First Year Experience Course
Eberly, Charlene; Trand, Patsy A. Self
Learning Assistance Review, v15 n1 p9-22 Spr 2010
This paper is a continuation of a previous article, "Teaching Students to "Cook": Promoting Reading in the First Year Experience Course," The Learning Assistance Review 14 (2), on the importance of teaching critical thinking through the foundational skills of analytical reading and writing within the First Year Experience (FYE) course. With its vital role in retention, the FYE course must do more than just whet students' academic appetites; it must begin the process of teaching them to "cook" for themselves. This paper promotes the concept of writing excellence and offers specific ways to incorporate it into an FYE class. Descriptions are given for two common writing activities and one new technique, with a sample lesson plan and descriptive statistics from post-lesson surveys of FYE students. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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