Teaching Students How to Write History

AHA Session 284
Monday, January 6, 2020: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Murray Hill East (New York Hilton, Second Floor)
Jennifer L. Foray, Purdue University
Katherine Pickering Antonova, Queens College, City University of New York
Catherine J. Denial, Knox College
Kevin M. Gannon, Grand View University
Carolyn Levy, Penn State University

Session Abstract

This roundtable will discuss how we teach writing in a history classroom, including topics like fitting writing instruction and practice into courses that are not designated as writing-intensive, transitioning students from interdisciplinary writing courses into the disciplinary expectations of writing for history, defining our disciplinary expectations, addressing diversity in history writing instruction, assignments, and feedback, the place of direct writing instruction in the history major, differences in expectations and methods for graduate vs undergraduate and major vs non-major students, and more.
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