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ERIC Number: EJ1049264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1043-7797
Beyond "Writing to Learn": Factors Influencing Students' Writing Outcomes
Jani, Jayshree S.; Mellinger, Marcela Sarmiento
Journal of Social Work Education, v51 n1 p136-152 2015
Social work educators concur that writing and critical thinking are basic components of effective practice, yet students are often deficient in these skills. Although there is agreement among educators about the need to enhance students' writing skills, there is little understanding of the nature of students' problems--a necessary step in the development of effective educational approaches. This article reports on a qualitative study that sought to understand which factors contributed to the weak writing skills of a group of social work undergraduates. Based on its findings and analysis of previous literature, the authors suggest a set of interrelated components that influence students' writing. The study's findings may contribute to the development of potential solutions to this persistent problem.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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