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Teaching Students How to Recognize and Produce Effective Writing

Resource Overview

In this Commentary, Professor Miller describes how she integrates writing instruction into her Developmental Biology course. Miller provides answers to one of the central questions faculty face when they are designing a writing-intensive course: how do I find time for writing instruction when I need to teach the course content?

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Eric Fournier

Eric Fournier

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  • Structure discussions to ask questions that students should ask when writing a paper
  • Develop grading criteria based on the elements of effective writing in the field
  • Give students specific feedback to help them improve their writing

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