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Great Expectations? Interpreting Student Perceptions of College-Level Writing Characteristics

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This session will explore student understanding of the characteristics of college-level writing as part of a larger survey of FYW students designed to identify challenges and changes experienced in the high school/college transition. Applying this approach to other contexts requires reflective amplification of one’s own beliefs about college writing. The purpose of this session will be to underscore the importance of understanding the salient qualities of college-level writing for the educators who are implementing college writing curricula, providing a basis in theory and practice for Stage 1 of a backward-design approach and demonstrating a research-based strategy for understanding whether students are aware of those qualities of writing.

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Great Expectations? Interpreting Student Perceptions of College-Level Writing Characteristics

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This session will explore student understanding of the characteristics of college-level writing as part of a larger survey of FYW students designed to identify challenges and changes experienced in the high school/college transition. Applying this approach to other contexts requires reflective amplification of one’s own beliefs about college writing. The purpose of this session will be to underscore the importance of understanding the salient qualities of college-level writing for the educators who are implementing college writing curricula, providing a basis in theory and practice for Stage 1 of a backward-design approach and demonstrating a research-based strategy for understanding whether students are aware of those qualities of writing.