Using Theater Play-Tools to Foster a Strong Peer Environment in First-Year Composition Courses
First-year composition courses present multiple challenges to new students: managing college-level writing assignments, negotiating relationships with peers and professors, and successfully employing the peer-review model to improve student writing. Through exposure to various theater play-tools, first-year composition students participate in collaborative and integrative exercises that strengthen their peer environment and their ability to constructively critique one another. In this presentation, I will offer a sampling of some of my most successful play-tools for developing strong first-year peer environments and discuss how these tools translate into productive peer-review sessions.
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