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ERIC Number: EJ1101413
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1046-3364
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress
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