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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

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: https://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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