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.
Goodfellow LT, Patil M. Assimilating Intensive Writing into Respiratory Therapy Instruction: One Baccalaureate Program’s Experience. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 2004 Jan 01;2(1), Article 10.