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TH03 - Viewing the Group-Written Paper with New Eyes 
February 16, 2012   10:15am - 11:30am
Total Credits:
0.10 CH  
  Synced Audio / Video / Slides

Many composition teachers shy away from the concept of teaching the group written paper in traditional (face to face) first year writing classes because the task seems daunting as it requires a careful alignment between the students—who usually have apathy toward the group paper for a myriad of reasons—and the creative pedagogy of the classroom teacher if it is to be successful. Since the traditional face to face composition class already has a “living” social group present to easily interact and dialogue with each other—a seemingly perfect real writing community of writers,—I suggest, in my workshop, some interesting ideas of integrating the potential creativity of this writing community by using some of the asynchronous and synchronous tools of the Internet as in-class activities to help students change their lens on writing group papers to a positive experience. As Marcel Proust writes: “The real voyage in life is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”


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Helping Students See the Big Picture: A Panoramic View of Writing with Technology
Navigating the Vast Frontier: Research in 2012
Hosted Lunch and Keynote: The Interconnected Worlds of Writing and Exploration: How We as Writers and Instructors Connect the Two Worlds
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