Major assignments must have links between them. A project begun in an earlier essay should lead in some way to a later essay. Studentsâ€™ written reflections on their projects should foreground those links, and instructorsâ€™ written responses to student writing must acknowledge and foster those links, as well as acknowledging studentsâ€™ writings as trajectories rather than as strings of individual performances.
This is one I haven’t really integrated into my classroom, except with the compare/contrast paper and the research project. Perhaps I need to think this through again.
Er, Casey, is this outing you? Should I take your name off my blog posts?