ERIC Number: EJ1101413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
The Writing Crisis and How to Address It through Developmental Writing Classes
Sacher, Cassandra L. O.
Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, v32 n2 p46-61 Spr 2016
Since high school students are failing to master writing proficiency, developmental writing programs at the college level have become increasingly necessary. This article explains the lack of readiness with which students are entering college and the workplace, examines the reasons students are having trouble writing, and describes elements of effective writing instruction for developmental writing programs. By combining self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) with peer and teacher feedback, developmental writing students will receive a combination of cognitive and affective support. Students will be able to raise writing achievement, improve motivation and self-efficacy in writing, and develop more positive writing experiences.
Descriptors: College Students, Writing Instruction, Developmental Programs, Basic Writing, Writing Skills, Writing Difficulties, College Readiness, Writing Strategies, Writing Evaluation, Peer Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Writing Achievement, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy, Writing Improvement, Persuasive Discourse, Instructional Effectiveness, Individualized Instruction, Writing Tests, National Competency Tests
New York College Learning Skills Association. Web site: http://www.nyclsa.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress