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1 March 2013 Writing-to-Learn, Writing-to Communicate, & Scientific Literacy
Meena Balgopal, Alison Wallace
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Writing-to-learn (WTL) is an effective instructional and learning strategy that centers on the process of organizing and articulating ideas, as opposed to writingto-communicate, which centers on the finished written product. We describe a WTL model that we have developed and tested with various student groups over several years. With effective instructor guidance (through prompts and in-class discussion), students demonstrated greater scientific literacy after participating in writing activities about engaging socio-scientific issues. We believe that WTL activities are underused in secondary and post-secondary biology courses.

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Meena Balgopal and Alison Wallace "Writing-to-Learn, Writing-to Communicate, & Scientific Literacy," The American Biology Teacher 75(3), 170-175, (1 March 2013). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.3.5
Published: 1 March 2013
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