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ERIC Number: ED591443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Writing Is Hard Work: The Importance of Story Sharing in a Writing Classroom Involving Collaborative Colleagues as Guest Speakers
Soiferman, L. Karen
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This report explores the benefits of having guest speakers, who also teach academic writing to undergraduate students, discuss the writing journey they take when they write. The purpose of the exercise was to continue to explore ways to enrich students' experiences in the writing classroom. When students were asked for their thoughts on whether they found it helpful to listen to someone else, besides their instructor, talk about writing, they all said that it was very beneficial and they enjoyed hearing a different perspective on writing. The students found it beneficial to hear that many of the struggles they were having adapting to university writing were the same ones their instructors faced when they began writing university papers. This was one of the features discussed by the guest speakers that resonated with the students and they said it made them feel more confident about their own writing abilities going forward.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A