In-Class Writing

The locations listed below all link to discussions of "in-class writing" employed as some kind of process-writing. In-class writing takes a variety of forms, but always strives to help students generate ideas during class, both to enhance class discussion, and generate ideas for papers and projects. In-class writing is also used as a way of measuring whether students are doing the reading and how carefully. Some of the discussions of in-class writing in the context of individual authors can be taken as models for adapting various kinds of process-writing to open up discusion of literary works and cultural issues.

RELATED PEDAGOGIES: Discussion Questions; Short Papers; Reading Journals; Reading Quizzes.

Course Syllabi with In-Class Writing

    Early American Literature: From the Colonial to the Transcendental Age Angelo Costanzo (Shippensburg)

    The Diversity of American Literatures: 1860 to the Present Reuben Ellis (Hope College)

    Life and Thought in American Literature Edgar Tidwell (Miami of Ohio)

    Studies in American Literature: American Renaissance Elizabeth Kesyer (Hollins College)

Instructor's Guide for In-Class Writing

    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (1844-1911)

    Marietta Holley (pseud. ''Josiah Allen's Wife'') (1836-1926)

    Willa Cather (1873-1947)

    Donald Barthelme (1931-1989)