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Behavior Management Strategies for Writing
by Julia Brodsky

Writing is an important communication skill that is embedded in college coursework and will likely continue to be important well after graduation. For students who write mostly out of necessity (e.g. course assignments), writing may not be an easy task. There are many methods students may use to get over writer’s block, but the approaches discussed in this post are derived from the behavior analytic literature. The behavior analytic approach to making the writing process more enjoyable and efficient involves thinking of writing as a behavior, just like riding a bike or cleaning, that the student needs to increase. Presented below are adaptations of behavior analytic procedures that may assist students who struggle to complete writing tasks. [more]

Writing at Queens Events
Using Google Docs as a tool of revision in Writing Intensive Courses
A Workshop Presented by Writing at Queens

When: Wednesday,  February 14, 10:00 AM-11:30AM
Where: Queens Hall 330A

This workshop is specifically designed for teachers of Writing Intensives, where multiple drafts and peer editing are required of all formal writing. In it, we’ll suggest an organizational structure for the writing workshop that uses Google Docs, and explore the ways that peer revision and collaborative writing can be made more effective through this technology.

We’ll cover:

  • The basics of how to collaborate using Google Docs.
  • Ethical questions that arise when using Google products.
  • Moving peer revision outside the classroom with Google Docs.
  • Models of Collaborative Writing.
  • Free and open source alternatives to Google Docs.

 

Writing at Queens supports and administers the college's writing curriculum, providing resources for students and for faculty.

Kevin L. Ferguson, Director
Queens Hall 330A
kevin.ferguson@qc.cuny.edu
718-997-4695


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