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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

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QC Voices Reading at the Godwin-Ternbach Museum

It has become a tradition that at the end of each semester QC Voices, QC's in house student blogging initiative, hosts a reading which showcases the work of our participants. We always invite members of the Queens community to join in, and this fall we were delighted to host our most well-attended event yet, a reading and celebration of powerful student voices in the Godwin-Ternbach Museum of Art on campus.  Check out the video below for video of the entire event, and stay tuned for information about this semester's event in the coming weeks. 
If you're interested in reading more from some of the students featured in the video, check out http://qcvoices.qwriting.qc.cuny.edu. If you would like to blog for @QCvoices next year, look out for our call for applicants at the end of the semester or follow us on Facebook (@QCVoicesnow) or Twitter (@QCvoices). We look forward to hearing your voice! 

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Kevin L. Ferguson, Director
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