Blog Post 1: Interviews

I’ve successfully interviewed a community college writing professor, a high school English teacher, a writing instructor for an online college, and the Writing Center Director at the University of Minnesota.They tended to emphasize writing as a relational process, the value of failing, the concept of authentic communication, and the development of an individual voice. I recorded all of these interviews, and am in the process of transcribing them. All of my interviewees recommended books on the teaching of writing: next up is reading those books, to enrich and supplement the interviews. The interviews, combined with the books, will provide the foundation for a summary paper, in which I’ll examine the aspects of teaching writing and reflect on my own writing experiences.