National Writing Project

Quarterly Article Wins SNAP Award

By: NWP Staff
Publication: www.nwp.org
Date: June 18, 2004

Summary: "Tolerating Intolerance: Resisting the Urge to Silence Student Opinion in the Writing Classroom," published in the Winter 2003 issue of The Quarterly, was honored at the Society of National Association Publications (SNAP) EXCEL Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.

 

An article written by Sarah Rider of the Northern California Writing Project and published in the Winter 2003 issue of The Quarterly, NWP's professional journal, won a Gold Award in the Magazine (circulation: less than 25,000) Feature Article category at the Society of National Association Publications (SNAP) EXCEL Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. on June 17.

"Tolerating Intolerance: Resisting the Urge to Silence Student Opinion in the Writing Classroom," details the author's experiences working with a white separatist student in a first-year college writing course. "I began this piece with the desire to examine decisions I made as an instructor regarding a `difficult' student," said Ms. Rider. "As I recounted the semester with William—his extreme points of view, his interactions with the assignments, and his relationships with the other students—I found that I had made new discoveries about the dynamics of the classroom."

As part of its mission to disseminate information about effective classroom practices, the NWP encourages teachers who have taken part in writing project programs to write for NWP publications. The Quarterly is published four times annually, providing readers with thought-provoking articles on exemplary teaching practices and other education issues.

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