Teaching for Writing Transfer in First-Year Seminars
A guide to "writing transfer" - or the ability to repurpose writing knowledge and approaches to new contexts. Designed for FYSE faculty who wish to frame their writing instruction around writing transfer as a learning goal for their students. Teaching for
Students will arrive with a range of reflection skills, so make your expectations explicit, and look for progress through the course.
Because it is a culturally situated form, reflection will look different for different students. For instance, students may be more or less comfortable with objective distance and writing about one’s self.
Reflection may make students feel vulnerable or exposed, especially those who feel marginalized or under stereotype threat.
Some students have already learned how to perform what looks like reflection, so ask questions to get them to dig deeper.