On The Same Side: Emulating A Writing Life In The High School English Classroom

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Title: On The Same Side: Emulating A Writing Life In The High School English Classroom
Author: Wyatt, Taylor
Abstract: This thesis suggests that a modification in the way writing is taught at the high school level can make the subject more worthwhile and accessible to students. A look at the current English classroom shows that students are removed from their writing and disinterested in the subject. The aim of this study is to create an in-class writing environment that emulates the writing process, as it is practiced by professionals, using the strategies of accomplished authors as a model and incorporating ideas gleaned from educational materials as well. An incremental change made to the teaching of high school writing, one that allows students to interact with the material on a more individual basis and in an authentic way, may result in more capable student writers and also present them with the opportunity for personal growth.
Description: A THESIS Presented to the Department of English and the Clark Honors College of the University of Oregon in partial fulfillment of the requirements for degree of Bachelor of Arts, Spring 2008.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1794/6592
Date: 2008-06


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