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Session A4

2nd Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning at CNM

Why Is Writing Important in Every Classroom?

Patricia O’Connor, CHSS; Diane Paul, CHSS; Jennifer Schaller, CHSS

Estancia, 10:00-11:15

 

We will share our new CNM film “Why is Writing Important?” -- a short mini-documentary in which our CHSS/English team interviewed professionals in all walks of life (mechanic, exercise physiologist, engineer, teacher, manager, social worker, among others.) to learn how they use writing in their professions. Our thesis: writing well is important for success in any career. We will present research regarding the importance of teaching writing in all disciplines to help students prepare for their future professions. Attendees will break into round-table discussions regarding ways in which they use writing now, ways they might use writing in the future, and what tools they might need to help them better evaluate student writing. Presenters will gather input from attendees and make support materials available via either Blackboard or SharePoint websites to be used by CNM instructors in all disciplines.

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