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Katie Grant

By Steve Draper,   Department of Psychology,   University of Glasgow.

Katie Grant ext. 7252 Room F122, Sir Alwyn Williams Building (computing science)
Room 535 ext.1970, Education building

This is my page to hold pointers to, and perhaps comments on, Katie Grant.

  • Her personal university-hosted page   [ page edit-it admin-login ] Now being taken down.
  • A publisher-organised page

    Other refs to Katie Grant

  • Hounslow Chronicle
  • Penguin books

    Advancing Academic Writing project

  • new Moodle page with the materials of the Advancing Academic Writing project (funded by two successive LTDF grants titled "Writing for results"): Outer page   Short cut into psych-specific exercises

  • old Moodle with the materials of the Advancing Academic Writing project (funded by two successive LTDF grants titled "Writing for results").
  • Arts writing project test
  • My brief pointer to the project
  • My slightly bigger pointer to the project

  • Wingate and literacies as one angle on this.

    The key features of AAW

    1. All help about is writing is in one place. (Not a dozen different guides to spelling, report formats, referencing styles, how to write a logical paragraph, ...)
    2. Active exercises (with feedback). (Not passive reading dictionaries, written feedback, ...; but doing things.)
    3. Discipline specific
      1. Rules for writing are different in each discipline (formats, style, .....)
      2. Based on actual observed recent student errors in that discipline. (Not bad writing that some other person in some other institution and discipline might commit.)
      3. Exercises /examples are all in that subject area: immediately familiar and relevant to the student.

    Other stuff; ToDo

    I need to create:
  • [done] Page summarising why the writing project should attract adopters
  • My own large page on it OR trust Katie's pages and sites
  • Page on related projects: math, graphs, reading

    Web notes for a future reading project

    Just as advancing writing, so for advancing reading. Are we reading as well as we should/could? and other thoughts.

    What might an Advancing Reading Project involve?

    Jane Davis and her project

  • The Independent article that alerted me
  • Jane Davis herself: Jane Davis janedavis AT
  • Her organisation: The Reader Organisation
  • Her intervention: Get Into Reading   and here
  • Their publications
  • Their magazine;   their blog;   the wikipedia page on their magazine
  • The-shakespeared-brain
  • Using it with asylum seekers
  • A 2 year MA course "Reading in Practice". The Reading in Practice MA is the first of its kind in the country. It invites open-minded investigation into the role of reading in relation to health - in the broadest sense of that word
  • Jude Robinson
  • Hodge S, Robinson J and Davis P (2007) Reading between the lines: the experiences of taking part in a community reading project. Medical Humanities vol.33 pp.100-104
  • Jane Davis paper in Lancet 2009 "Enjoying and enduring: groups reading aloud for wellbeing"

    I'm told this should be seen as a form of bibliotherapy (cf. music therapy, and art therapy). And Human Libraries events.

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