Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Susan Barduhn


Firstly, this paper will provide a brief historical account of the process approach to writing and follow with a working definition of process approach to be utilized throughout this Independent Professional Project. At present, much evidence points to the benefits to using the process approach as writing instruction, but the reality is that more studies are still needed. Therefore, it is imperative that teachers participate in generating ideas and fortify the cache of available knowledge. The author has experimented with the process approach as writing instruction in two greatly varying contexts and has found the process approach effective on several levels. This paper chronicles the author’s experiences in these contexts, providing a detailed narrative with summarizing tables and illustrations. Lastly, the author presents a concept course: an illustration of the process approach in the form of practical applications that should appeal to educators interested in the process approach as writing instruction.


Curriculum and Instruction