The Writing on Demand Unit is an important part of the College, Career, and Community Writers Program. In this article, we review the literature on C3WP; contextualize the writing on demand unit in relation to the other instructional resources in C3WP; explore five big ideas about writing on demand; and describe an approach to teaching this unit that includes some preliminary results of teaching this unit in a rural, Native American high school. The five big ideas that inform its use are the following: 1) emotions matter, 2) everyone does it, so provide reasons for writing on demand, 3) time is important, 4) reading on demand is a part of writing on demand, and 5) transfer is key. Furthermore, we believe that this unit can potentially improve access and equity in education and that C3WP provides a foundation for the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Education.
Sassi, Kelly J. and Stevens, Hannah
"Writing on Demand in College, Career, and Community Writing: Preparing Students to Participate in the Pop-Up Parlor,"
Language Arts Journal of Michigan:
2, Article 11.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.9707/2168-149X.2207