24. Writing-to-Learn in First-Year Biological Sciences

Cynthia Paszkowski, Margaret Haag


In 2006-2007, we established a writing exercise in two large first-year biology courses. Overall, our exercise, which consisted of multiple drafts of a 500-word essay, offered students a good introduction to how editorial feedback can improve content and style in scientific writing. We discuss our goals, procedures, outcome, and students’ responses to our initiative.

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