First, The Backstory:
As I’ve mentioned on my About page, I am an Associate Professor of English and teach writing at a small, liberal arts university in Southern Illinois, USA. I’ve taught at this university for 4 years now, but I’ve been teaching writing, both first year composition and technical writing, for over 10 years.
Consistently during the 10+ years of teaching, I witness students’ struggle as they attempt to write — whether it be a brief, in-class short writing prompt or a longer, research-based persuasive essay. They all struggle. While I don’t mind the challenging nature of writing nor the difficulties my students encounter, I have long been concerned by students’ responses to that struggle.
I’ll cut right to the chase (as we say here in North America): students, when facing the pitfalls and roadblocks inherent in the writing process, often give up before they’ve even begun.
And I just couldn’t have that. Not on my watch.
Now, if you want to learn more about Brouillon, then visit the Explanation page.
If you’d rather jump right into the exercises and approaches I’ve used, visit the in-Practice page.
Either way, enjoy!
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