Tuesday, 17 March 2009
I was teaching academic writing to computer science students again last week. The session went ok but I can't help feeling it could be much better. My experince resonated with much of what we have discussed in our sharing practice meetings about teaching writing. I had a quite a few exercises, most of which were specific to the discipline - but it always seems hard going doing this for 40+ students. Has anyone tried any activites recently that worked well? One that worked quite well for me was getting them to paraphrase some short articles my summarising them verbally to a partner. And what can we link them to online so they can do more exercises in the lecture. And will that work? Lots of questions!