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Found in Translation: Transferring writing skills across contexts in first-year composition

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A recent development in FYW classes is the scholarly-to-public translation assignment in which students rewrite a piece of scholarship in a style intended for a public audience. This presentation reviews the pedagogical value of this assignment, critiques two dominant models, and offers a more successful approach. The presenter will share student samples, assignment sheets, and practical application guides to participants.

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Apr 7th, 11:10 AM Apr 7th, 12:00 PM

Found in Translation: Transferring writing skills across contexts in first-year composition

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A recent development in FYW classes is the scholarly-to-public translation assignment in which students rewrite a piece of scholarship in a style intended for a public audience. This presentation reviews the pedagogical value of this assignment, critiques two dominant models, and offers a more successful approach. The presenter will share student samples, assignment sheets, and practical application guides to participants.