Making Learning About Academic Writing Fun - Dystopian Style
Writing is much more than learning about proper grammar and choosing the right words. Writing is an artform that students, no matter their career choice, should learn to become more comfortable with in order to express their thoughts clearly and creatively. Textbooks and explaining the how of writing is good, but not necessarily interesting. Incorporating a theme around the hows and whys of writing has made the class more interesting not only to the students, but for me as well. For this session, I would like to discuss how using the book, Divergent by Veronica Roth, as well as other dystopian books/films has encouraged students to be more excited about research and studying how someone's words can make a powerful impact in society.
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