ERIC Number: ED432774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Improving Writing Proficiency through Self-Efficacy Training.
Campillo, Magda; Pool, Suzanne
This paper reports the results of a five-week intervention designed to improve students' writing proficiency through self-efficacy training in a remedial summer course. Twenty pre-freshmen students participated in the program. In addition to whole-class instruction, students met individually with instructional coordinators. During these meetings students graphed their self-efficacy estimates along with their actual writing scores. These graphs helped students become more accurate in monitoring their writing performance and employing useful strategies to improve their learning. Over time, students improved their writing skills and became more accurate in their self-efficacy judgments. Students who participated in the self-efficacy intervention outperformed the students who were involved in the regular remedial summer writing course. Contains 9 references, and 4 tables and 2 figures of data. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 19-23, 1999).