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What is Stretch?

  • Stretch is a year-long course that introduces students to academic writing by literally stretching English 101 over two semesters and six credits that count toward graduation and transfer (Glau 1996; Glau 2007).

  • According to Ramage and Schwalm, a foundational concept of Stretch was that students need experience in the kinds of writing expected at the university level” (Glau 1996).

  • Stretch exemplifies a cohort model similar to the 1990s and 2000s idea of learning communities, in which students learn and grow together through integrated reading and writing projects in the liberal arts and sciences.

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