Proposal Title

Improving Student Writing in Interdisciplinary Honors Program Courses Using K. Anders Ericsson'S Model of Deliberate Practice

Proposal Abstract

This session will share the results of a mixed-methods research project on effective ways used to improve student writing modeled on Anderson's vision of deliberate practice for expert performance. The investigation was an interdisciplinary (biology, literature and theology) project aimed at implementing various strategies to assist student growth in writing. The researchers were able to compare the results of student excellence in writing in a series of essays completed in the 3 courses over the semester after implementing strategies to improve writing. Additionally, one instructor (biology) was also able to compare the results of student grades to a prior semester's work without the experimental design (to allow for a control group).

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Room 2905

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Mar 8th, 10:00 AM Mar 8th, 10:45 AM

Improving Student Writing in Interdisciplinary Honors Program Courses Using K. Anders Ericsson'S Model of Deliberate Practice

Room 2905

This session will share the results of a mixed-methods research project on effective ways used to improve student writing modeled on Anderson's vision of deliberate practice for expert performance. The investigation was an interdisciplinary (biology, literature and theology) project aimed at implementing various strategies to assist student growth in writing. The researchers were able to compare the results of student excellence in writing in a series of essays completed in the 3 courses over the semester after implementing strategies to improve writing. Additionally, one instructor (biology) was also able to compare the results of student grades to a prior semester's work without the experimental design (to allow for a control group).