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Using Freespeaking instead of Freewriting to Assist in Converting Thought into Writing for Developmental Students

Name of Event: NADE Conference 2014
Place of Event: Dallas, Texas
Date of Event: March 8, 2014
Title of breakout or keynote address: Using Freespeaking instead of Freewriting to Assist in Converting Thought into Writing for Developmental Students
Name(s) and Affiliation of Speaker(s): Summer Dickinson, Mid-Plains Community College
What were some sample outcomes of the project or instructional strategies?:

This breakout session discussed theories behind free speaking and how it was instrumental as an invention technique for students enrolled in lower-level developmental writing classes. Teaching students how to use free-speaking supported students in overcoming writer’s block and in really converting their thoughts into powerful essays, blogs, etc.

What were some important elements or characteristics of the project or instructional strategies?:

Students used the video feature of their cell phones or I-phones at its simplest. For more complicated recording resources, they used free apps like Smart Voice Recorder, eRecorder, Voice Recorder, audio memos or computer resources like audacity and vocaroo.com.

Are there any outstanding names in the research that were referred to in the workshop? Please list.:

Her work relied heavily on Peter Elbow’s book _Everyone Can Write_ and his article “The Shifting Relationship between Speech and Writing.”


Reported by: Rosie Banks
rbanks@ccc.edu

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