The Structured Writing Group: A Different Writing Center?

29 The Second Draft/Legal Writing Institute 8-12, Spring 2016

Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-46

6 Pages Posted: 26 Apr 2016 Last revised: 3 Jul 2018

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Brian Larson

Texas A&M University School of Law

Christopher Soper

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law

Date Written: 2016

Abstract

This article describes the objectives, development, and some preliminary results of a program the authors led at the University of Minnesota Law School in academic year 2014-15. They wanted the “Structured Writing Group” (SWG) project to achieve some outcomes traditionally associated with writing centers: first, improving the student writing process by facilitating collaboration with a writing expert; and second, exposing students to additional audiences for their writing. We added a third goal of improving the experience and performance of multilingual students in the legal writing program.

Keywords: legal writing, writing center, multilingual writers

Suggested Citation

Larson, Brian and Soper, Christopher, The Structured Writing Group: A Different Writing Center? (2016). 29 The Second Draft/Legal Writing Institute 8-12, Spring 2016; Texas A&M University School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17-46. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2769399

Brian Larson (Contact Author)

Texas A&M University School of Law ( email )

1515 Commerce St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
United States

Christopher Soper

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities - School of Law ( email )

229-19th Avenue South
Room 310
Minneapolis, MN 55455
United States

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