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Teaching Authentic Writing in a Socially Mediated World

A List of Contemporary Writing Activities

What kinds of writing should students be working on if not the "5 paragraph essay"? Susan Davis offers some ideas and rationale for revamping the writing process.

"...A recent conversation at SocialEdCon/ISTE Unplugged about online writing (let's face it, most of the writing our students will do will be online in one format or another) led me to start the following list of contemporary forms of writing we need to address with our students. How such writing is made authentic depends on the context of how it is introduced in each learning environment, and, of course, this is where things get tricky. Tricky or not, here is my tentative list: (read article for more.)..."