Teachers, researchers, and practitioners should find something of interest in Developing Writers in Higher Education. In addition to the paper book, of particular interest for Developing Writers in Higher Education is the friendly and well-executed companion web site at https://www.
developingwritersbook.org/ where you can “…find out what 169 students can tell you about writing.” The site organizes its content around two revealing statements:
- Writing involves choices.
- Writing is social.
The work described in Developing Writers in Higher Education considers the issue of how it is important for an undergraduate to learn to write effectively. This will help students to write after they graduate and enter the work force. The students providing input described in Developing Writers in Higher Education now work, as some examples, at Google, as a stay-at-home writer, and as a child psychiatrist. The observations of the students shed light on the focus of Developing Writers in Higher Education. This focus is on college student development and how students learn to write.The editor of Developing Writers in Higher Education is Anne Ruggles Gere. Anne is Director of the Sweetland Center for Writing, Professor of English, and Professor of Education at the University of Michigan.
It is fun to see what students say about learning to write as you can see.
Reviewed by Jeanette Evans
Note to readers: A version of this review is scheduled for Technical Communication, the scholarly journal of the STC.