On Teaching Writing

The Writing Pool

We’re just over a week into the new year and what a busy week it was! My two short story writing classes began and I only hope my students are enjoying it as much as I am. One of my students asked if I planned to read and comment on everything they submit. I can’t imagine being a writing teacher and not read what my students write, at the very least. And because I’m teaching the course, I can’t not comment on whatever they submit. It is a writing class, after all, not a lecture class. I always believe that people learn best by doing and, if there’s a teacher available, it’s that teacher’s responsibility to provide whatever guidance can be given. I’ve always been a very involved teacher, and teaching how to write requires a great deal more involvement than, maybe, teaching literature, which I also love, by the…

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Scottish Author and Poet Kirsty Grant
    Jan 10, 2016 @ 10:28:41

    I am studying creative writing at uni. Excellent tutors and valuable feedback. I would love to teach writing also.

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