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Moving Research Journals Online: Using Blogs To Teach Research-Based Writing In First-Year Composition, Tanya L. Rodgers Oct 2011

Moving Research Journals Online: Using Blogs To Teach Research-Based Writing In First-Year Composition, Tanya L. Rodgers

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The thesis describes a research study that evaluates replacing the research journal assignment with a research blog assignment. The study was conducted in Spring 2011 in the author's ENGL 1102: Composition II class.


Writing Across The Curriculum: Case Studies Of Three Content-Area Teachers, Patsy A. Hamby Oct 2011

Writing Across The Curriculum: Case Studies Of Three Content-Area Teachers, Patsy A. Hamby

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In a qualitative study in a school district transitioning from rural to suburban based on a population growth and a shift in demographics, attitudes about writing, writing practices, writing assignments, and assessment practices of three teachers in the curriculum content areas of math, science, and social studies were investigated. Individual interviews with the teachers, observations of their classroom practices, interviews with focus groups in their content areas, and examinations of rated assessments provided the data for the study. The results indicated that the teachers’ past negative experiences with writing reflect in their teaching practice, as all are reluctant to generate ...