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Newspaper-Based Creative Writing as a Teaching Tool


Nancy Gift


Chatham University

Richard E. Gift


University of Kentucky

June 26, 2006


Abstract:     
Newspaper articles have been long been used in writing instruction, but this use has traditionally been limited to foreign-language or lower-level courses. We describe a newspaper-based writing assignment which is appropriate for upper-level college students in a variety of disciplines. This assignment, which uses newspaper articles as an inspiration for understanding lecture and textbook concepts, is particularly useful in economics due to a need for in-depth writing assignments involving high level analysis of economic problems. Excerpts from student writing are included to demonstrate the skills developed through this work.

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JEL Classification: A2

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Date posted: July 15, 2006  

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Gift, Nancy and Gift, Richard E., Newspaper-Based Creative Writing as a Teaching Tool (June 26, 2006). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=914608 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.914608

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Nancy Gift (Contact Author)
Chatham University ( email )
106 Woodland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Richard E. Gift
University of Kentucky ( email )
Lexington, KY 40506
United States
859-257-7640 (Phone)
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