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Encouraging the Physicality of Writing: Ideas to Help Students Make a Beautiful Mess
Random Thoughts and Focused Minds | Center for Teaching & Learning Blog (2014)
  • William W Riggs, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Abstract
In her book Bird by Bird, Anne Lamott states “Tidiness suggests something is as good as it’s going to get.” Yet as an assistant professor in environmental design trying to support students in generating and articulating ideas, this concept is somewhat foreign to my students. As architects, designers and planners in the design practice, much of our instruction is focused on physical form design and aesthetics. While this is important to the field, it may omit an important first step of brainstorming, generating unrestrained content...
Keywords
  • education,
  • planning,
  • writing
Publication Date
March 11, 2014
Citation Information
William W Riggs. "Encouraging the Physicality of Writing: Ideas to Help Students Make a Beautiful Mess" Random Thoughts and Focused Minds | Center for Teaching & Learning Blog (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/williamriggs/8/