Writing for Postsecondary Transitions: COABE Discussion, Thursday April 12
What writing do adult students need to do for successful post-secondary transition?
How can teachers prepare them to do it?
Writing content expert Peggy McGuire will lead participants at the National COABE Conference in exploring these questions during a double session Thursday, April 12 from 10:45 am – noon and 1:45 – 3 pm.
During her session, Peggy plans to lead a discussion of:
- the writing process
- writing purposes/audiences/tasks relevant to post-secondary education
- what it means to write effectively for post-secondary transition (skills and experiences needed)
Her session will also include discussions of ‘how to teach’ writing for post-secondary purposes/audiences/tasks, and will engage participants in activities designed to support adult students’ development as writers who write effectively for post-secondary transition.
In preparation for her session, and for those of us NOT able to attend, we ask you to reflect on the following questions and then please post a comment in response:
What kinds of writing have *you* needed to do to get into college/university or for any postsecondary courses you have taken? What writing skills did *you* need to be successful in classes?
We look forward to reading about your college-level writing experiences!
Again, Peggy’s session is Thursday, April 12 from 10:45 am – noon and 1:45 – 3 pm, and is currently scheduled for the Marriott III. Be on the look out for a follow up post on her COABE session here on EFFTIPS!
The Commission on Adult Basic Education (COABE) is hosting their Annual Conference in Norfolk, Virginia April 9th – 13, 2012. For more information visit: http://www.coabeinvirginia2012.org/
You can also check out this link to the full conference program book [pdf format].