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ERIC Number: EJ1115742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug-25
Pages: N/A
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
Camping in the Disciplines: Assessing the Effect of Writing Camps on Graduate Student Writers
Busl, Gretchen; Donnelly, Kara Lee; Capdevielle, Matthew
Across the Disciplines, v12 n3 Aug 2015
In the past ten years, an increasing number of universities have begun organizing writing "camps," or full-week immersion experiences, in an effort to address the increased need to support graduate student writing. Outside of anecdotes and testimonials, we have previously had very little data about these camps' success. This study, conducted over the course of three such camps, attempts to address this lack by measuring graduate student writing confidence levels and self-regulation efforts both before and after attendance. An analysis of our results suggests that writing camps that include process-oriented programming result in small but meaningful improvements in attitudes and behaviors that positively affect graduate student writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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