The Writing Process: Teach the Thinking Phase

Students often embark on writing assignments without enough background knowledge to produce more than a cursory summary of basic information. The four Cs are an easy-to-remember strategy for the thinking phase of writing. They are to collect sources, comprehend arguments and points of view, critically think, and craft a response.

Excerpted from:
Teaching Independent Minds: A Landmark School Teaching Guide
(out of print)
Patricia W. Newhall © 2008

See the attached resource for more description of each part of the thinking phase.

Strategies to Download

The Thinking Phase:

Descriptions of collecting sources, comprehending arguments and points of view, critically thinking, and crafting a response.


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