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ERIC Number: EJ1005045
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0158-037X
Write on! Through to the Ph.D.: Using Writing Groups to Facilitate Doctoral Degree Progress
Maher, Michelle; Fallucca, Amber; Halasz, Helen Mulhern
Studies in Continuing Education, v35 n2 p193-208 2013
Although writing groups have a long history in higher education, they have only recently been recognized as a support strategy for doctoral students, particularly those at the dissertation stage. From the perspective of student participants, we investigate motivations for participation in and perceived outcomes of voluntary semi-structured writing groups used to facilitate doctoral degree completion. Group participation resulted in the development of a vibrant intellectual community among students, recent doctoral recipients, and faculty. Commitment to degree completion and student and faculty scholarly productivity soared through the use of this simple but innovative pedagogical strategy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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