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George L. Dillon
ENGL 471
Seattle Campus

Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing

Reviews the research, core debates, and politics that have shaped the practice, teaching and study of writing. Introduces theoretical and methodological approaches that inform the teaching and learning of writing.

Class description

For SPRING 2006: Different approaches to the teaching of writing; kinds and purposes of LA writing including multigenre writing; impact of new testing and standards; ways of teaching the forms of language.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture and discussion of readings.

Recommended preparation

Keep up with readings and response papers.

Class assignments and grading

There will be a group investigation project, a two-page Response paper each week to one of the readings for the week, a midterm, and a final (individual) report of an empirical investigation. Each of these will be worth 20% of your course grade, the final 20% being for class participation (includes presentation of group report).


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by George L. Dillon
Date: 02/11/2006