This article is a follow up to an earlier publication that developed the rationale for using conversation as a metaphor to teach research writing. We presented this proposed teaching approach at several conferences, including WILU in May 2005 at Guelph, Canada. The discussions with participants in these presentations validated the tenets of the conversational metaphor for research writing. Here we provide a description of the research activities in the presentations, the subsequent responses by participants, and our thoughts on these responses. This dialogue between participants and the authors/presenters constitutes the metaconversation about teaching research writing.
Academic writing; Collaboration; Information instruction; Research writing
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching | Higher Education and Teaching | Library and Information Science
McMillen, P. S.,
Metaconversations: Ongoing discussion about teaching research writing.
Research Strategies, 20(3),