National Writing Project

College-Ready Writers Program Live from St. Louis

Date: June 25, 2015

Summary: The National Writing Project's College-Ready Writers Program Leadership Team gathered in St. Louis for the group's Summer Partnership Institute. Live from the institute, they share resources for teaching argument writing from non-fiction texts that have engaged secondary students across the country in considering multiple perspectives as they craft thoughtful arguments.


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NWP Associate Director Tom Fox discusses the College-Ready Writers Program mission:

What we hope students can do is to make sense of these competing points of view that come at them, read them carefully, assess their relevance, look at the value of their evidence, and take a stand within that conversation that exists already. We feel like that is a way that rural students, who are often isolated from these important conversations, can step up and participate with some agency in those conversations. It's a very exciting and ambitious program."

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