Presentation Title

Targeted Writing Prompts to Strengthen Student Research Skills

Location

Room 1220 A/B

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Let students amaze you! Undergraduate composition courses offer students the opportunity to expand both their critical thinking and information literacy skills. Through a focused semester-long process, students in English composition are challenged to become an “expert” in one area of student-driven theme based topic selection. Learn more about the design and implementation of a targeted research assignment that is well received by students.

Presentation Description

In this session learn how student-driven topic selection for freshman composition courses enhanced course participation, increased peer to peer conversations, and improved the research process. The goal of the presentation is to provide a framework for topic discovery and an overview of student development of expertise in a specific area. Writing prompts will be shared along with student feedback on the process.

Keywords

first year composition, critical thinking, assignment scaffolding, research writing

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Sep 28th, 10:25 AM Sep 28th, 10:45 AM

Targeted Writing Prompts to Strengthen Student Research Skills

Room 1220 A/B

Let students amaze you! Undergraduate composition courses offer students the opportunity to expand both their critical thinking and information literacy skills. Through a focused semester-long process, students in English composition are challenged to become an “expert” in one area of student-driven theme based topic selection. Learn more about the design and implementation of a targeted research assignment that is well received by students.