Learning Logs

Let's begin with what learning logs are not: diaries. They are a type of assignment by the Writing Across the Curriculum movement, and are designed to be one of the strategies that can be used to get students writing more—and writing in courses where they typically don't write. A flexible assignment, learning logs can be shaped to accomplish a variety of goals.

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Let's begin with what learning logs are not: diaries. They are a type of  assignment by the Writing Across the Curriculum movement, and are designed to be one of the strategies that can be used to get students writing more—and writing in courses where they typically don't write. A flexible assignment, learning logs can be shaped to accomplish a variety of goals. Here's a quick review. Goals accomplished with learning logs What can students write about? Assignment logistics Here's an interesting example of how one teacher uses log assignments. Much of what she recommends is not relevant just to accounting courses.   Reference:  Grimm, S. D. (2015). Learning logs: Incorporating writing-to-learn  assignments in accounting courses. Issues in Accounting Education, 30 (2), 79-104.