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Writing & Test Anxiety: An Interview with Dr. Sari Soutor

by Harmony Button Last week’s WAC email addressed writing in final exam situations, and made some suggestions for teachers as they designed exams. This week’s email takes a look at the student experience of test anxiety when they are faced … Continue reading

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Writing in Test Situations

by Harmony Button “We could improve our use of exams by taking four basic actions: 1. teaching students how to write essay exams, 2. building in more opportunities for process into the exam setting, 3. improving the focus and clarity … Continue reading

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The Writing Center

by Harmony Button “Our job is to produce better writers, not better writing.  Any given project … is for the writer the prime, often exclusive concern.  That particular text, its success or failure, is often what brings them to talk to us in the first … Continue reading

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Why Teachers Should Write

by Harmony Button “Writing about our experiences, figuring out what they mean, and then hearing that writing discussed and questioned lets us create a kind of productive detachment from our own lives which makes our identities visible to us. We realize how our … Continue reading

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Writing for Self Reflection

by Harmony Button This week’s tip for writing across the curriculum has to do with using student self-reflection as a learning tool.   “Once the sentence starts its course, all your grief and failure come clear at last. Old inflections move from case to case, … Continue reading

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The Writing Process: Finding Mirrors for the Mind

by Harmony Button The following is the transcript of a talk I gave to the Waterford Parents Association on October 1, 2014. As Director of Writing at the Waterford School, my mission is to help faculty across all disciplines make the most … Continue reading

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