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Northwest Indiana Writing Project Focuses Summer Institute on Preparing College Writers

Publication: NWI Times
Date: June 30, 2016

Summary: This year's Northwest Indiana Writing Project Summer Institute focuses on supporting teachers in dual-credit high school programs, who are tasked with teaching argumentation and writing at an introductory college level.


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To help teachers meet this goal, NWIWP is emphasizing writing argumentative essays based on valid written sources, a skill that is required in college-level composition courses, [site director Carolyn] Boiarsky said.

Boiarsky also said although the institute will focus on college-prep writing, it will continue to emphasize that students need to learn to write in a wide range of genres, including fiction, nonfiction narratives, poetry, essays, drama, technical reports, blogs and YouTube scripts."

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