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ERIC Number: EJ906468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1527-9316
The Student-Authored Essay as a Teaching Tool
Slade, John R., Jr.
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v10 n3 p31-40 Nov 2010
Students who enter college dreading their "required" courses are understandably skeptical of their ability to succeed in first-year writing. Their lack of preparation added to their skepticism results in students with too little confidence that their writing will ever resemble the models used in textbooks. As a tool of engagement, student-authored essays provide writing models students readily identify with, thereby promoting confidence. This analysis examines student perceptions of the student-authored essay as a writing tool and the implications of its use to improve learning outcomes in first-year writing courses. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina