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If They Can't Write, They Can't Advocate: A Pilot Study Measuring the Impact of a Curriculum Integrated Writing Intervention for Social Work Students

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Learning Theories and Pedagogy – Research

Abstract

Quality of writing is especially important for social work students, since writing skills are critical to advocate effectively for clients; however, recent assessment data shows less than 80% of students achieving competence or mastery over quality of writing in the Social Work Program. In order to evaluate the efficacy of a writing intensive intervention embedded in the curriculum of a Social Work Practice I course, the researchers compare data from before and after the intervention in the form of student writing and survey data. In addition to discipline specific in-class writing instruction, students are required to systematically engage College Writing Center resources to support basic writing mechanics.

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Jan 25th, 3:15 PM Jan 25th, 4:00 PM

If They Can't Write, They Can't Advocate: A Pilot Study Measuring the Impact of a Curriculum Integrated Writing Intervention for Social Work Students

Room 2

Quality of writing is especially important for social work students, since writing skills are critical to advocate effectively for clients; however, recent assessment data shows less than 80% of students achieving competence or mastery over quality of writing in the Social Work Program. In order to evaluate the efficacy of a writing intensive intervention embedded in the curriculum of a Social Work Practice I course, the researchers compare data from before and after the intervention in the form of student writing and survey data. In addition to discipline specific in-class writing instruction, students are required to systematically engage College Writing Center resources to support basic writing mechanics.