Learning Log for Chapter 3

After reading Chapter 3: Writing within the Disciplines, I learned a lot about how to write within the different content areas, which are science, history and social studies, math, and ELA. In order to be able to write within science, students need to be very specific and detailed. For example, within their writing in science, students need to have "accuracy and exactness" (66). In order to be able to write within history and social studies, students need to find reliable resources like journal articles and even "interviews with experts in their field" (67). Students can also write for an argument, social justice, and short stories. Writing within math is different and trickier from the others since math has its own language that "is composed of representations and symbols" (68). In order to write within math, students only need to write to "explain their thinking and deepen conceptual understanding" (68). Writing within ELA involves a longer process depending on whether they are writing a short story or a writing project. In order to write within ELA, students need to engage in workshops and provide one another feedback, known as peer reviews. Within ELA, students are able to write a variety of genres and "generate ideas, organize thoughts, and write with clarity" (72).

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