2023 Atlanta National Conference

March 22-25, 2023

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Writing to Learn: The Use of Low Stakes Writing to Improve Scientific Writing and Critical Thinking Skills

Saturday, March 25 • 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Georgia World Congress Center - C207

STRAND: Teaching Strategies and Classroom Practice

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Research shows that writing enhances learning outcomes. In place of long research papers, low stakes writing was incorporated in an online geoscience course. This presentation will demonstrate various strategies to incorporate low stakes writing in an online course to facilitate learning.

Low stakes writing assignments (worth a small percent of the final grade) are a great way to increase student engagement with the material, apply topics to a student's local area, increase critical thinking and improve scientific writing skills.

Christa Haney (Mississippi State University: Mississippi State, MS)

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