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Collaborative Writing Workshop
November 13, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Collaborative writing is a popular active learning strategy among DALC and WID English teachers. Many of you have asked that we show-and-tell some activities that are working in the Dawson English classroom that can easily be adapted to courses where reading and writing are central.
Hi-tech… Low-tech… No tech… Come learn about and discuss collaborative writing with us on Wednesday November 13th from 2:30pm-3:45pm in 3H.10. Please RSVP with this link.
Writing Across the Curriculum celebrate this strategy as meeting many important WAC theoretical goals:
- Collaborative groups draw upon the strengths of all their members. Although one student may be stronger in critical thinking skills, another may excel in organizing. By working in groups, students learn from each other while they complete assigned tasks.
- More and more workplace activities involve project teams. Giving students opportunities to work collaboratively on academic projects can help prepare them for the advantages and pitfalls of collaborative work on the job.
- Students working in collaborative groups can take advantage of group members for built-in peer review as they complete writing projects.
- Collaborative writing can lend a crucial element of fun to writing activities, imparting the lesson that joyful writing can lead to better writing.
- Not least important, collaborative writing assignments usually entail much less grading time for the instructor.