ERIC Number: EJ1032222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 99
Examining College Writing Readiness
Duncheon, Julia C.; Tierney, William G.
Educational Forum, v78 n3 p210-230 2014
Increasing postsecondary access depends in large part on enhancing underrepresented students' writing ability, or college writing readiness. However, what exactly constitutes college-level writing is not clear-cut, complicating efforts to improve secondary preparation. This article examines recent efforts to define postsecondary writing, suggesting that existing definitions and assessments overwhelmingly focus on cognitive skills. Drawing from sociocultural theory, the authors advocate for broadening conceptions of college-level writing to consider the role of social, cultural, and institutional contexts.
Descriptors: Writing Readiness, Postsecondary Education, Access to Education, Writing Ability, Disproportionate Representation, Remedial Programs, Cognitive Ability, Writing Research, Intervention, Social Theories, Cultural Context, Skill Analysis, Educational Needs, College Preparation, College Readiness, Meta Analysis, Literature Reviews, Change Strategies, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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