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ERIC Number: EJ1154436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
Effects of Higher and Lower Level Writing-To-Learn Assignments on Higher and Lower Level Examination Questions
Nevid, Jeffrey S.; Ambrose, Michael A.; Pyun, Yea Seul
Teaching of Psychology, v44 n4 p324-329 Oct 2017
Our study examined whether brief writing-to-learn assignments linked to lower and higher levels in Bloom's taxonomy affected performance differentially on examination performance in assessing these skill levels. Using a quasi-random design, 91 undergraduate students in an introductory psychology class completed eight lower level and eight higher level writing assignments. We based both higher and lower level writing assignments on the same concepts drawn from chapters of the accompanying textbook but which differed in level of cognitive complexity. The results favored a top-down approach by showing that higher level writing assignments produced significantly better performance on both lower and higher level exam questions derived from concepts students had written about.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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