AWP 2012: Exploding the Narrative Line: Benefits and Drawbacks of Teaching the Braided Form | Teaching Digital Writing |

"All the presenters emphasized how well the braided essay can help students begin to make connections between their personal experience, their powers of observation, and their hopefully-to-be-honed ability to research. Because the braid gives students three strands to work with, they can focus both on a single skill while also beginning to see how those skills speak to each other. It’s a process, but it has parts. Most refreshingly, panelists demonstrated how they were using the braided essay in different kinds of class, not just the creative writing course."