Proposal Title

Journal Writing Benefits All Disciplines

Proposal Abstract

Many instructors assign journal writing in their classes to help students clarify and generate ideas for assignments. However, some instructors choose not give journal assignments in their classrooms because they see journal writing as �busy work� or unconnected to their particular field. Yet, studies suggest such writing helps students in various disciplines strengthen critical thinking skills on assignments, increase creativity in the classroom, and improve academic performance in general. This presentation will show participants specific studies that confirm journal writing benefits students in various fields, as well as demonstrate the connection between journal writing and its advantages. In addition, this presentation will show instructors how to implement journaling in their own classrooms and how this technique is applicable in various fields, as well as how journal writing can benefit teachers and students in various fields.

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Room 115

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 27th, 10:00 AM Mar 27th, 10:45 AM

Journal Writing Benefits All Disciplines

Room 115

Many instructors assign journal writing in their classes to help students clarify and generate ideas for assignments. However, some instructors choose not give journal assignments in their classrooms because they see journal writing as �busy work� or unconnected to their particular field. Yet, studies suggest such writing helps students in various disciplines strengthen critical thinking skills on assignments, increase creativity in the classroom, and improve academic performance in general. This presentation will show participants specific studies that confirm journal writing benefits students in various fields, as well as demonstrate the connection between journal writing and its advantages. In addition, this presentation will show instructors how to implement journaling in their own classrooms and how this technique is applicable in various fields, as well as how journal writing can benefit teachers and students in various fields.