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Summer is the perfect time to turn your writing assignments into publication opportunities. Every academic discipline has one or two journals that focus on teaching practices, and articles that present discipline-specific writing assignments or describe ways to use writing to teach course content are usually of great interest to journal editors.

Typically, an article of that kind includes the following sections:

problem definition (what students need that the course doesn’t yet provide);
theoretical explanation of why a writing assignment is the solution;
your methodology (your assignment);
results (how it turned out in your course, students’ reactions);
discussion (your response, why it worked, what you would change,).

Start your article today and join us on July 8, 15, and 22 for an opportunity to share your work in progress.

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