Nurturing a Write-To-Learn Initiative Across the Disciplines

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In support of their university's Quality Enhancement Plan, ”Writing the Solution: Steps toward Developing Competent and Professional Student Writers,” the presenters conducted research projects to advance the campus' write-to-learn initiative. The panel will share the success and challenge they encountered when focusing on student writing as a learning tool. Action research projects in developmental English (“Inviting [Basic] Writers into Academic Conversations: An Evaluation of the Success and Retention of [Basic] Writers”), sociology (“The Promise of Writing to Learn: Portfolio Experience in Teaching Online Clinical Sociology) and reading education (“Writing to Learn in Teacher Education) will be highlighted. The presentation will include a synopsis of writing-to-learn research as well as examples of writing assignments and ways in which feedback was provided to students regarding the content and quality of their writing and learning.

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