Immersion, Reflection, Failure: Teaching Graduate Students to Teach Writing Online

Stephen David Grover, Kelli Cargile Cook, Heidi Skurat Harris, Kevin Eric DePew

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A common challenge facing those who prepare graduate students to teach writing online is the need to help those students connect online writing instruction (OWI) theory with their classroom practice. The authors present how graduate students are prepared to teach writing online at three universities and then synthesize those approaches to highlight three principles that can guide effective OWI preparation for graduate students in any program: immersion, reflection, and failure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-255
Number of pages14
JournalTechnical Communication Quarterly
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 3 2017


  • Graduate students
  • online writing instruction
  • pedagogyreflection
  • teacher preparation


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