How Writing Works supports development of “Habits of Mind,” which were collaboratively developed by the National Council of Teachers of English(NCTE), The National Writing Project (NWP), and the Council of Writing Program Administrators (CWPA). As the CWPA explains on their website, “Habits of mind refers to ways of approaching learning that are both intellectual and practical and that will support students’ success in a variety of fields and disciplines. The Framework identifies eight habits of mind essential for success in college writing” (http://wpacouncil.org/framework).
Below is a list of the eight habits of mind alongside an explanation of how How Writing Works specifically encourages these habits. (In the Instructor’s Manual, there is further detail about how each chapter of How Writing Works integrates with the “Habits of Mind.”)