National Writing Project


NWP Radio—Modernizing the Old School Essay

June 7, 2018

How can we rethink writing instruction to support students in writing authentic pieces about real world issues that matter to them? How can we move beyond the "old school essay" and invite students to write compositions that reflect what we see in real world writing? These are the questions the authors address in the book Real Writing: Modernizing the Old School Essay. Join NWP Radio to hear about this book and the practical strategies the coauthors have used to engage their students in civically engaged writing.


  • When: Thursday, June 7, 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT
  • Where: Audio will be available on this page on the day of the show.

Guests Include:

  • Rachel Bear (Host)
  • Mitchell Nobis
  • Carrie Nobis
  • Dawn Reed
  • Dirk Schulze


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