Teaching Commons > Teaching Guides > Learning Activities > In-Class Writing
While discussion and lecture are often the most appropriate uses of the limited face-to-face time you have with your students, adding in-class writing to your teaching repertoire can increase student learning and engagement with course materials and support deeper understanding of and participation in lecture and discussion. The in-class writing activities we suggest here all can be accomplished with limited class time and none require you to do any formal grading.
Take a look at the page on Checking Students' Learning for more activities.
Elbow, Peter. (1973).
Writing without teachers. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
In-class writing exercises. The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Checking Students' Learning
Activites for Metacognition