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Faculty Workshop – Why They Can’t Write
August 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFree
Faculty Workshop – Why They Can’t Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay & Other Necessities
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
3 – 4 PM
Lafayette College in the Pfenning Alumni Center – Wilson Room
FEATURING: John Warner, academic, consultant, speaker and author
Many of the structures and limitations of K-12 education privilege the creation of writing imitations, rather than asking students to engage with genuine and meaningful writing occasions, creating a disconnect between what instructors expect from students and what students think they’re being asked to do. What do higher ed professionals need to know about this phenomenon, and how can we help students be better prepared for the writing challenges of post-secondary education?