What Are the Benefits for Students?

 

Writing-to-Learn:

  • Provides students with insight into what they do and do not understand about course content

 

  • Promotes self-reflection about course content, which helps them to comprehend, synthesize, and apply what they learn

  • Supports personal responses to course content, which increases engagement

  • Provides opportunities to receive early feedback about their work, which leads to improved performance 

  • Increases interest in the class and motivates them to keep up with coursework

  • Improves recall of information and prompts students to think more deeply about what they are learning

 

  • Builds competence in discipline-specific modes of inquiry and dissemination of information

 

  • Generates confidence in using writing as a learning tool and a means of communication

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