Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Lise Sparrow


This paper presents my personal approach to teaching writing--an approach which is based on the principles of dialogue. The first section discusses some of the difficulties inherent in writing· and some of the needs which all writing students have. Suggestions are made for easing those difficulties and meeting those needs. The first section concludes by drawing on the work of Paulo Freire to summarize my approach.

The second section consists of discussions of a syllabus, error cor­rection, models, and student journals. An appendix at the end of the paper contains materials which resulted from my use of the ideas presented in this paper in the classroom.


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