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The Role Of The Error Correction Journal On The Written Performance Of Foreign Language Students, Budimka Uskokovic Mar 2013

The Role Of The Error Correction Journal On The Written Performance Of Foreign Language Students, Budimka Uskokovic

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This study will analyze the degree to which recording and analyzing errors in the form of an Error Correction Journal improves student accuracy. Participants will write an initial essay, and fill out a survey. They will write three essays during the course of the semester (two drafts of each) on which they will focus on error correction. A final essay will be assigned at the end of the semester. An experimental group will keep an Error Correction Journal in which they examine the nature and frequency of the error they make. Errors will be examined to see if students repeat ...


Using Bloom's Taxonomy To Sequence Writing, Rachel Van Horn Leroy Mar 2011

Using Bloom's Taxonomy To Sequence Writing, Rachel Van Horn Leroy

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This presentation will show participants how to utilize Bloom's Taxonomy to build a writing assignment and model specific learning outcomes by building a sequence in the writing process from lower orders to higher orders of thinking. To demonstrate how this works, I will show the audience the sequence my students and I take in a specific assignment. Then attendees will select a writing assignment they might facilitate, and we will focus on two or three steps in the sequencing process. Participants will brainstorm possible activities for assignments modeled from Bloom's Taxonomy. In this session, they will consider how ...


How Do You Get Student Buy-In To A "Wonderful (To You)" Teaching Innovation?, Wendy L. Keeney-Kennicutt, Adalet Baris Gunersel, Nancy J. Simpson Mar 2009

How Do You Get Student Buy-In To A "Wonderful (To You)" Teaching Innovation?, Wendy L. Keeney-Kennicutt, Adalet Baris Gunersel, Nancy J. Simpson

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One difficulty in adopting new classroom tools is persuading students to accept an educational technique out of their comfort zone. Our study investigated student perceptions when Calibrated Peer Review (CPR)™, a web-based program that uses writing for learning and assessing, was introduced into a general chemistry college classroom, and the strategies that helped convert initial intense opposition into acceptance and engagement. We will share the mistakes made, the reasons for students' like or dislike of CPR, the 4 year path taken to understand the issues and modify its implementation for a more positive classroom experience, and why the instructor persisted ...


An Emic View Of Student Writing And The Writing Process, Michael Hass, Jan Osborn Aug 2007

An Emic View Of Student Writing And The Writing Process, Michael Hass, Jan Osborn

English Faculty Articles and Research

This study uses student reflections of previous success in academic writing to guide instructors as they design writing assignments. Seventy-one students in five classes responded to a questionnaire designed to help them identify particularly successful writing experiences and reflect on the circumstances, strategies, and methods they believed impacted their success. Student responses to these questions were analyzed to identify broad categories or themes. This process produced an "emic" or insider's view of what constitutes successful writing assignments and writing process. The findings suggest that students self report their writing as successful when the writing assignment engenders engagement, commitment, collaboration ...