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ERIC Number: EJ1139709
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar-29
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1554-8244
One-Credit Writing-Intensive Courses in the Disciplines: Results from a Study of Four Departments
Deans, Thomas
Across the Disciplines, v14 n1 Mar 2017
This study reports on learning outcomes of one-credit writing-intensive (W) courses in the disciplines at a large public university where three-credit W courses are the norm. An evaluation of 210 final papers from four departments--Allied Health, Animal Science, Economics, and Nutritional Sciences--revealed that writing outcomes, as defined and measured by faculty and doctoral students the four participating departments, met expectations for junior/senior-level writing in their respective fields. Results suggest that well-designed onecredit Ws are viable, albeit with two significant qualifications: student motivation and performance are better when one-credit Ws are tightly aligned with a companion 2- or 3-credit course (as opposed to when they stand alone); and one-credit Ws can unintentionally trigger troubling labor issues.
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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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Identifiers - Location: Connecticut
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