|Title||Writing Well: Write Effectively, Learn for Life|
|Year 1: Project Year||Year 1|
|Year 1: Funding Year||2006/2007|
|Year 1: Project Type||Small TLEF|
|Year 1: Principal Investigator||Paul M. Wood|
|Year 1: Funded Amount||46,000|
|Year 1: Team Members|
Paul M. Wood, Associate Professor, Faculty of Forestry / Member, Communications Skills Task Force
|Year 1: Summary|
'Our students don't write so good.'
Objective: The purpose of this proposal is to help implement a program in the Faculty of Forestry to ensure that our students can write well and effectively by the time they graduate.
Rationale: The ability to write effectively is an essential skill for students during their undergraduate degree programs, in any subsequent graduate studies, when they compete for positions in the job market, and especially in their careers. Additionally, the ability to write well is inextricably connected to clear, critical thinking. Together these skills are essential for life-long learning and for our graduates to engage fully as global citizens.
Methods: We need two assistants. One would help implement a 'writing across the curriculum' program that provides instruction, practice, and constructive feedback in writing and critical thinking skills for students in each year of each degree program in the Faculty of Forestry-a truly pan-Faculty program. We need a second assistant to prepare a 'writing handbook' that each undergraduate student will use throughout his or her program of studies in conjunction with the 'writing across the curriculum' program, and that will provide consistent direction for both faculty member and students regarding a variety of writing styles.
|Year 2: Project Year||Year 2|
|Year 2: Funding Year||2007/2008|
|Year 2: Project Type||Small TLEF|
|Year 2: Principal Investigator||Paul M. Wood|
|Year 2: Funded Amount||4,410|
|Year 2: Team Members|
Paul M. Wood, Associate Professor, Faculty of Forestry / Co-chair, Communications Skills Task Force
|Year 2: Summary|
This request for a second year of funding is to help implement four remaining components of the Faculty of Forestry's Writing Well program. Two components have already been implemented:
The four remaining components are: