Thursday, April 26, 2007

Narrative as Healer?

The article I chose is called, "Toward a Writing and Healing Approach in the Basic Writing Classroom: One Professor's Perosnal Odyssey" by Molly Hurley Moran.

This article describes the process a teacher used in her basic writing course. She began with narrative writing as the base of every assignment, moving her students towards more academic writing. So this is a case study for whether to use personal writing in the basic writing class, and one method of doing so.


BeardedFury said...
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BeardedFury said...

Do you believe writing has actual therapeutic qualities? Or would you say that it serves more as a catharsis which may contribute to emotional healing, but doesn't constitute the actual healing itself? Just wondering.