Build regular writing activities into teaching sessions to help students develop habits of recording their research and developing their ideas on a topic. Regular practice and feedback helps students communicate more clearly, use appropriate style, develop their own voice, structure work effectively and develop confidence as writers.
Which writing skills do you expect students to start this level with?
Which type of writing activities do you build into sessions to help students develop as writers?
Who is the intended audience of their writing? What impact does this have on what and how students communicate?
What is the purpose of their of writing?
How do writing assignments build on students’ previous abilities and prepare the way for their future writing as a student or a professional? Is this clear to students?
How rigid or flexible is format and style in this type of writing?
Blogging for social interaction and reflective dialogue
Roy Hanney has found that blogging in media courses can help students prepare for formal written reflections, gain quick, ongoing feedback from their tutors and engage in dialogue around learning.