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ERIC Number: EJ776502
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Persuasive Writing and the Student-Run Symposium
Mayer, James C.
English Journal, v96 n4 p39-42 Mar 2007
High school teacher James C. Mayer explains how a student-run symposium can promote "risk-taking and participation" and help students practice effective persuasion skills before demonstrating them in writing. The symposium places students in roles that encourage responsibility and ownership for discussion and learning, shifting the classroom context into a more meaningful experience for students and teachers. (Contains 3 figures and 6 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A