where theory meets practice
The Threshold aims to connect theories from equity, sociology, motivational psychology, and other disciplines with effective practices in the teaching of writing in order to deepen our understanding of our methods and above all our students.
Of time and the student: improving students’ time management skills
Student success in writing classes often depends on students' time managment skills. When students fail to turn work in, teachers often feel helpless and frustrated because they are unable to...
Approaching equity in the writing classroom
In my mind, it's never a bad idea to return to Freire's ideas of liberatory pedagogy: The oppressed suffer from the duality which has established itself in their innermost being. They discover that...
Why do we need to change the way we teach writing?
Insanity, the cliché goes, is doing the same thing over and expecting different results. A quick survey of recently published college writing texts shows that little has changed in the approach of...
Get The Persistent Writer
The Persistent Writer: How to Thrive in your College Writing Class, differs from other writing texts by focusing on the student writer’s experience rather than on prescriptive rules for writing.
Students meet learning outcomes as they explore their own responses to college and writing in reflections, and by creating academic papers based on templates. Learners develop stronger metacognitive skills through completing and scoring multiple research logs. Case histories and ample photographs of diverse students also help readers connect to their academic writing experiences.