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ERIC Number: EJ1110401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Interdisciplinary Research in a Dense Summer Bridge: The Role of a Writing Intensive Chemistry Seminar
Waratuke, Stephen; Kling, Thomas
Journal of Chemical Education, v93 n8 p1391-1396 Aug 2016
We describe the structure of a writing-intensive, chemistry first year seminar designed to support a three week, research focused summer bridge program. Writing assignments in the seminar helped students understand their research activities, learn to conduct themselves as scientists, and reflect upon their lab work. The writing intensive seminar helped to maintain order and cohesion across multiple research groups. The participants in the program have experienced higher rates of retention and graduation in STEM fields as well as higher rates of participation in high impact practices than their peers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE0969109