Jumping in the Deep End


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How can we return our college writing students to a time when fearlessness, self-confidence, and love of discovery governed their play and learning? Imagine how awesome that would be: no fear of “sounding stupid” or making mistakes–just an uninhibited flow of ideas and rhetorical experimentation. How do you think such an attitude would affect the revision and editing processes?

If you have more time to read, here’s a post I wrote on my original blog about students’ writing fears . . . and another one.

Happy teaching!

 

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