Writing is an important tool in the process of learning and communication. Many universities across the United States recognize the importance of implementing writing into respective learning disciplines through a number of approaches. A respiratory therapy program at a large urban university recently assimilated a writing intensive course into their baccalaureate curriculum over a two-year period. A faculty member and a graduate teaching assistant planned as co-instructors various writing assignments that would incorporate writing as an activity to promote critical thinking and learning. The instructors made a dedicated effort to improve professional communication skills through various writing-to-learn strategies and observed the students appreciating an opportunity to be creative.




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