Reflection: Essay Writing It Feels Drafty in the Computer Lab: Developing a Full Draft - Section 3: Application


One of the things I noticed today is that my students type really slowly, so most of them were unable to get a full draft typed. As I glanced around the room, most of them typed the introduction, and two of the body paragraphs. I'm not sure if this is because they hadn't written the paragraphs before typing them or because they simply lack typing experience. One way to avoid this problem is to have them write a clean copy of the complete essay before ever going to the computer lab or require them to work on their essays at home. Overall, if my students submit the essay on time, I won't worry about making any adjustments to practice, but this is something that I am looking at closely in order to make an instructional decision for next quarter when we write our argument essays.

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It Feels Drafty in the Computer Lab: Developing a Full Draft

Unit 8: Actions and Reactions: Comparison Contrast Essay
Lesson 3 of 5

Objective: SWBAT use technology to produce a complete draft of their comparison contrast essay using MLA format

Big Idea: Writers create a polished rough draft in the computer lab on the road to the final copy

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