A GUIDE FOR CHANGE is designed for instructors and students who would like to integrate "real world" writing projects into their courses. The wide range of writing options presented include, a letter to the editor, an article for a community newsletter, a research paper geared toward a topic of community interest for submission to local government or community agency, and an informational brochure or a grant proposal. While different from academic writing, these writing activities directly reinforce for students the need to follow a form that is appropriate to a particular situation and to take the audience's expectations into account. The opportunity for students to pursue "real writing" for their class or community challenges them to engage the attention of their audience, to inform them honestly, and to convince them to listen to their point of view. A GUIDE FOR CHANGE provides a complete guide for incorporating "real world" writing projects into the classroom with a variety of practical worksheets, two casebooks, and models of community service writing projects. It can be used alone or with the companion reader, WRITING FOR CHANGE.
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Table of Contents
General Introduction to "A Guide for Change".1. Concepts of Service Learning. Introduction: Concepts of Service Learning and the Language of Service. Robert Coles, "Community Service" from The Call of Service. Jeremy Cohen, "Service or Censorship: A Relationship Approach to Community Service". Patricia O'Connor, "'You have to keep coming back': The Responsibility of Those Who Serve". Questions and Answers about Community Service Writing Research and Service. 2. Mapping and Reflecting on Your Service Learning Project. Student Interest Inventory. Student Interest Inventory Worksheet. Approaches to Combining Service Learning and Writing. Service Learning Contracts Log. Guidelines for Student Writers. Proposal and Contract Forms. Thinking About How Your Readers Shape Your Writing. Audience Assessment Worksheet. Intercultural Issues. Intercultural Worksheet: Writing and Reflection. The Challenges of Collaboration. Collaboration Guidelines: Working With Peers. (and more...)